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Ahead of the scheduled October 31 launch, carriers in South Korea have managed to collect 100,000 pre-orders for Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, three times the amount of pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 in the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Carriers KT Corp., LG Uplus Corp. and SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, started accepting pre-orders for the new devices this past Friday, October 24.

KT Corp. said pre-orders for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus topped 10,000 units in one minute, and 50,000 units in thirty minutes. LG Uplus Corp. confirmed taking 20,000 orders for the new iPhones within 20 minutes, which isn’t too shabby given the carriers is selling the iconic smartphone for the first time.

“South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., declined to comment on specific figures but confirmed that the first and second batch of presale orders for the new iPhones have been fully booked,” reports the publication, adding that SK opened up its third round this morning.

The numbers indicate that the latest iPhones are about to hit the ground running on Samsung’s home turf this coming Friday. Samsung’s 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4 was released in South Korea last month.

At any rate, Samsung’s large-screen advantage over the iPhone no longer applies so it will be interesting seeing how the South Korean conglomerate will adjust its mobile business strategy going forward.

[The Wall Street Journal]

  • Cameron

    ouch Samsung.

  • Jason Baroni

    Now make an ad about this, Shamesung.

  • springer85

    LMFAO!!Samesung are so pathetic they bragged the 6 would not sell!!!
    Now they may realize that mocking Apple with lame videos does NOTHING and will NEVER stop Apple people buying Apple products!

    • Jason Baroni

      Indeed! And the most funny part is that they have it said on Steve Jobs’s words hahahaha Tim Cook is smiling somewhere around Palo Alto now!

  • Franklin Richards

    Looks like someone can talk the talk but not walk the walk.

  • Jeffrey

    LOL! After a few years of the iPhone losing to it’s competition, these news articles suggest that the iPhone is back to conquer the competition!

    • springer85

      Iphone 6 and 6 Plus have OBLITERATED the S5 and note 4 all over the world!
      SAMESUNG guzzlers like yourself bragged the 6 would not sell, yet it has just DESTROYED the Note 4 in its HOMELAND!
      20 Million sold in China in a week….Note 4 a week in China….3 Million!!
      Try not to cry as the 6 has destroyed your beloved SAMESUNG plastic shitty devices!

      • Jeffrey

        LOOOOOOOOL why would you think I’m a Shamesung fanboy? I’ve been an Apple fan since I got my first iPod followed by every iPhone since I was twelve, almost 6 years ago. I hate Shamesung with all my heart and probably even more than you;). Please read comments carefully before commenting next time.

        BTW: Look at my freaking avatar.

      • springer85

        My bad just woke up!:)

      • Jeffrey

        Hahah I just don’t like being called a Shamesung fanboy;)

      • springer85

        So many B u t t hurt ones come in here is hard to tell who is and who is not!

      • Jeffrey

        Yeah that’s true hahah.

      • @dongiuj

        It’s not hard. People just need to stop assuming/presuming all the time. Not difficult to do. In fact it’s a lot easier than actually making assumptions/presumptions. You should try it.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Jaja you are absolutely right

      • coLin

        you have to realize that the iPhone doesn’t have competition in regards to the operating system, while Samsung (Android) has

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Where is the “outpacing” part of the article…….Yellow Journalism at its finest right here.

    • springer85

      Iphone 6 100,000 pre orders 3 TIMES MORE THAN THE NOTE 4!Can you not read?
      Try not to cry as the Iphone 6 has OBLITERATED the Note 4 all over the world!
      20 Million in China in the first week compared to 4 Million for the Note 4!!
      PRICELESS!

      • Tommy Gumbs

        LOL, i have a 6 plus. And that is not info I can make a judgement on. Sounds more like speculation unless there is a source other the NYT. And relax dude, its just a phone blog.

      • s0me

        He is not a real person, he is just an Applebot kissing a-s-s. If you dont agree with something it means you are a Samsung fanboy, or a fanboy of some sort by his logic.

      • Tommy Gumbs

        I know man…..I was like whoaaaa when I read his comment. It just got real.

      • Cameron

        well isnt that ironic… “he is just an Applebot kissing a-s-s.” and “If you dont agree with something it means you are a Samsung fanboy, or a fanboy of some sort by his logic.”

      • s0me

        No. Check the article about iphone sales in China by Zibreg and see the same comments by springer85. Why would he repeat himself like that ? He must be a robot if not I guess he has some serious problems.

      • springer85

        Apple did sell 20 Million in China in its first week ONLY the B U T T hurt SAMESung guzzlers like Cameron do not want to believe how Apples first ever Phablet has made Samesung look like a joke!
        LOL

      • Alberto Espinal

        Hey don’t pay attention to this morons they are butthurt and that’s that nothing more and there’s nothing to argue here they lost and that’s it 1+1=2 and that’s it but there’s always someone that doesn’t accept the reality.

      • @dongiuj

        “Cry”? Assumptions/presumptions.

      • Cameron

        Oh Samsung fans will cry. Samsung the company itself will surely cry. How do i know, id cry too if my country rejects my own products for a foreign one. Barely an assumption, a mostly likely prediction.

      • @dongiuj

        Oh he’s talking to an iPhone 6 plus owner. Do you even know what is being talked about here? Probably not by the last conversation you tried to have with me.

      • Cameron

        oh that conversation, the one where you ‘won’ automatically because you live in Japan, the one where you decided not to reply to my technical question, and instead say you live in Japan and have personal experience.

      • @dongiuj

        “Won”? Is that what you care about? All I was doing was correcting you on life in Japan and how well something works, yes from actual experience. You were just guessing. Nothing more and nothing less. Not sure what you just couldn’t understand about that. But I got on with my life, that’s why I stopped talking to you and the same reason I’ll stop talking to you now.

  • erkut ter

    Poor samsung

  • Khan Rulzz

    iPhone 6 & 6 plus ripping Shamesung !!

  • n0ahcruz3

    Omg! Lets celebrate this amazing feat! Apple will rule the world! A toast to apples success and more money to us shareholders.. Oh wait. We’re just fanboys. 😉

  • Rowan09

    I remember people making fun of the 5c not selling and I finally saw a Note 4 yesterday. I didn’t even know it was released.

    • @dongiuj

      Me too. I heard about it but haven’t actually seen any adverts or seen it anywhere.

  • A man

    Apple slaps Shamesung once again

  • Ouch, let’s hear those actual sale numbers Samsung, or these speculations will always be justifiable despite the news (http://cnet co/1wBsa55) saying there have been unprecedented demand for the Note 4.

    • Cameron

      what happen to being objective? these are just sales numbers and you cant help but be butthurt? One thing is certain is that Apple actually releases their numbers but Samsung doesnt, sell out can mean sold 5. Now why doesnt samsung release their numbers? EDIT: this part of the blog is not your game, stick to the whole spec/functionality part. I only feel massive butthurt from you here.

      • Get away iSheep police.

      • Cameron

        avoid commenting on numbers statistics, numbers dont lie, not your game, stick to the part where you can argue on specs and functionality. I dont even have to do damage control here, plenty of sites are reporting this. Go back to the part of the blog where you can say iphone has no split screen multitasking. Whether this is even true or not you and I dont know, no point finding links saying this isnt. One link against another link.

      • s0me

        So if “plenty of sites are reporting this” does that mean it is really true? Let me tell you a fact: Plenty of sites copy each others news and dont have a direct source of information.

      • Cameron

        doesnt matter, true or not, Samsung doesnt release numbers.

      • @dongiuj

        Just ignore him. He might report you for not being pro-apple.

      • Slifur

        Hahaha you killed him dude.

        This guy is clearly an apple troll. Whenever there’s a good new from apple, he always try to find negative about it. So yeah a samsung butthurt fan who cant accept samsung is going down.

      • springer85

        SAMESung does not relase their numbers as they are always are totally embarrassing!!!!
        The 6 sold 20 Million in China in a week OBLITERATING anything that the Note 4 did!
        NO ONE cares about the Note 4 now that the 6 Plus is out.
        What is even more hilarious is that SAMESung has had years in the Phablet market Apple comes along with their first entry that destroys every other phablet on the market!
        Try not to cry as the Note 4 has been wiped off the planet after only 4 weeks!!
        PRICELESS!

      • xSeriouSx

        Fu**ing dumbass. How is demanding Shamesung to reveal their numbers being butt hurt? Maybe you failed your English comprehension class…

      • springer85

        LMFAO!

  • Proaxel

    And we all thought #Bendgate was going to kill the iPhone’s reputation….
    Say, why hasn’t anyone talked about that in awhile?
    oh wait…..

  • G.Dash

    lol SAMSUCK

  • springer85

    LOL EVERY SAMESung guzzler bragged the Iphone 6 was finished after bendgate when all it did was make the phone even more popular!!
    Everyone else knew that the story about a guy going to a wedding and left the phone in his pocket for 18 hours was utter bulls..t!
    Yeah he spent all that money on a brand new phone,drove 4 hours to a wedding but did not ONCE take the phone out of his pocket to show guests or take pictures?YEAH RIGHT!LMFAO!

  • springer85

    SAMESung even went as far as saying that there is no room for the 6 Plus in an already crowded Phablet market and that Apple should have listened to Steve Jobs.
    How IRONIC that Apples FIRST Phablet which is nowhere near its best has already DESTROYED the Note 4 and all its other rivals easily?LOL
    This is SAMESungs main problem they care to much about what Apple are doing and think they know what customers want when in reality they have ZERO clue!
    Just as they had been in the Phablet game for years they acted like Apple never had a shot, I mean the amount of time wasted making those shitty videos trying to mock the Iphone 6 backfired big time, made the, look so pathetic and make the Iphone 6 even more popular!HA
    SAMESung need to stop with the childish bull crap trying to mock Apple as since 2007 then have tried every year and ALWAYS FAILED!

  • TwinSon

    Well that’s embarrassing.

  • Mr Mop

    What about the Note 4 compared to just the 6 Plus?

    • springer85

      Still OBLITERATING the Note 4!

  • Slifur

    Samsung : But.. But.. But apple is doomed.

  • iPodDroid

    To be honest, I think Samsung is a company that makes good products but has a horrible reputation. The problem I think they’re having is that they’re consistently attacking the competition as well as releasing WAYYY too many products. Had they only focused on one set of smartphone line (Either the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note) then maybe they wouldn’t be losing as much credibility and reputation.

    • springer85

      EXACTLY Apple get mocked for releasing only 1 phone every 12 months while Samesung saturate the market and release 5 or 6 every year as well as different tablets.
      Apple has released a single phone every year since 2007 and has done great.
      If Samesung actually stopped attacking Apple with pathetic lame videos that do NOTHING and focused on their own they might actually not be in so much debt!

      • iPodDroid

        And I agree that the they’re at the point where they should really focus on improving the quality of their products instead of focusing on their competitors.

      • springer85

        Samesung needs to release the next ground breaking device, Apple did with the Iphone in 2007 and again with the Ipad in 2010 and now it is samesungs turn!!

      • Alberto Espinal

        Yea but there’s not much to show at this time, too late, maybe a phone that has wings and fly.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Ha, but we have split screen and a quaHD screen and 1000000 gb of ram, and exchangeable

  • Kung Chien Pin

    Shamesung shame so much