Apple’s Newly Released iPhones Sell Out In Mere Minutes On Samsung’s Home Ground


Even after Apple’s iPhones were able to sell 13 million units in a time span of just three days, the sales onslaught has not decided to cease because the Cupertino tech giant’s smartphones have also taken South Korea by storm, which happens to be Samsung’s primary smartphone market.

Apple’s iPhones Sold Within Mere Minutes – Samsung Must Really Be Feeling The Heat

According to a Korean source, Apple’s two new iPhones have not left out South Korea out of the loop and consumers who have witnessed the performance and features incorporated into both devices will obviously be enticed to purchase them. South Korea’s three mobile carriers include SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus had already received pre-orders for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus earlier in the day ahead of the official launch.

According to the source, KT has stated that pre-orders surpassed the 10,000 mark within the first one minute after it opened the online site, and in the next 10 minutes, the carrier had already received more than 50,000 orders for the smartphones. Naturally, due to the influx of traffic that would be bombarding online stores, KT also had a contingency plan setup in the form of an offline store to better facilitate consumers who were unable to place their pre-order online.

A KT spokesperson has said the following regarding the new iPhones:

“We're getting an amazing response. We expected to take at least 30 minutes to sell the first 50,000. There was notably a huge demand for the rose gold.”

It was not just KT who was receiving a hefty amount of orders. In exactly 30 minutes, market watchers stated that iPhones pre-orders would cross the 50,000 mark on SK Telecom as well. Side by side, LG Uplus had to end pre-orders in just five minutes thanks to the frequency of orders that it was receiving. Samsung has been attempting to force the smartphone populace to embrace the South Korean tech giant’s mobile device offerings but introducing price cuts in its latest flagship handsets, but even that was not enough to alter the decisions of the public.

The price of Samsung's Galaxy S6 was reduced to 799,700 won (or $706). An industry watcher who monitors the mobile business segment has stated the following:

“Loyal customers who waited for the new iPhones appear to have made quick moves. Now we should see whether this demand will continue for the rest of the week.”

Even if demand for the new iPhones scale down, we will still know who the clear winner was and clearly, it was not Samsung.