Originally Posted by dmitri
It doesn't work like that. Stores don't buy phones from Samsung (or anyone else for that matter). Instead stores carry the phones and other electronic products as an inventory. Whatever is not sold is shipped back to the manufacturer. So, Samsung does care A LOT about what was actually sold from the stores.
Samsung's historical sell though for smart phones was only 50%, meaning that only ~10M phones were actually sold. The reason why Samsung announces the shipped numbers instead is to overinflate the actual performance and generate the excitement among developers. In a way if you keep telling everyone that your product is the best selling one, it might become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
That is brilliant dmitri thank you for that TRUTH!
I am now seriously considering ceasing to access AppleInsidious altogether for healthier pastures.
Talk about LYING DECEITFUL RUMOUR MONGERING - yes disguising as journalists THEY ARE NOT!
Giving a title to a story is the most serious business a site like this should have.
So they write that Samsung shipped this number and when you go read the text (not story) the first thing you realize is that they lied and Samsung did not ship the number after all, it's just a rumor?!?!
Apple Insider is taking part in the insidious campaign against Apple, trying to masquerade reality and induce a bad vibe towards Apple products.
Like those reports that the Apple earnings were a disappointment - Apple surpassed its guidance!!! - and the iPhone 4S is not that big an upgrade - because it bears an extremelly highly successful and excellent design everyone craves?! - and the list goes on.
The evil minded ones are trying to take advantage of an apparent vulnerability the absence of Steve Jobs may seem. By insinuation and manipulating, they expect Apple's popularity goes down. Maybe they're playing the stock shorting it yet again since they know it's going to blast past all previous records. Yeah, why not, if you live thinking you have an influence over people and you have some stock yourself it might prove difficult to turn away from temptation, isn't it so?
I'll probably turn to 9to5mac.com. You see, they are not this grey!