Apple Beats Samsung in South Korea Preorders
Back in South Korea, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 was getting a good start ahead of Apple’s iPhone 6 variants on its home turf. But it seems that the pre-orders for Apple’s latest smartphone has beat out the Note 4 as tens of thousands of fans bought the iPhone 6 within less than half an hour when the pre-orders went live last week.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 6 variants went up only a week ago, a month after the Note 4. However, the pre-orders for Apple hit nearly 100,000 orders while the Note 4’s pre-orders got left behind at only 30,000 units.
Samsung has dominated South Korea’s market with 63 percent of the consumer market but Apple just having 6 percent but this may change if recent sales are to show for anything.
Korean retailer, KT Corp sold 10,000 iPhones in the first minute of orders and in half an hour sold nearly half a hundred thousand! LG Uplus reportedly sold 20,000 in the first 20 minutes of the iPhone launch.