Originally Posted by MrMisters
OR........... Samsung just don't play the same games Apple do.
It's well documented that Apple have for years released a new product then let it "Go out of stock" quickly to drive interest, Samsung however don't play that game, they simply make sure they have enough stock available to meet all demand. I work in the industry & I can assure you there's nothing more frustrating EVERY year when Apple do that, I can also state that demand for the S4 has been every bit as high as demand when a new iPhone comes out.
Working in the industry myself Samsung did exactly that, small shipment that ran out quickly, a larger shipment of white with no black for a week then plenty of both, there was a bit of interest which petered out, day in day out iPhone sales continued as normal.
Interest was nowhere near an iPhone launch, where queues back up, out the door and all staff are called in.
iPhone launch days are bigger than Christmas.
The S4 launch was nowhere near it.
The big losers are HTC and Sony where interest in the One and the Xperia Z dropped to zero.
Sales of the SIII also dropped and the S2 fell to zero, we have plenty of stock of those.
Galaxy Mini 2 and Ace sales are also solid.
Anecdotal evidence from an industry insider.