The iPhone 5c lie.

Daniel Eran Dilger for AppleInsider:

That means iPhone 5c sold twice as many units as all Blackberry smartphone sales combined (6 million), more than all of Nokia’s Windows Phone smartphone sales in the winter quarter (8.2 million), and in fact, all of Microsoft’s Windows Phones sold globally in the winter quarter (slightly more than 8.2 million, as Nokia makes 90 percent of the world’s Windows Phones).

Even Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 reportedly sold just 9 million units in the winter quarter. If you do the math, that’s less than 12.8 million.

LG’s heavily marketed flagship G2 reportedly sold just 2.3 million units in the winter quarter. That indicates that Apple’s mid tier iPhone 5c outsold Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and LG’s G2 put together.

’nuff said.

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BGR: The definition of stupid.

Brad Reed for BGR: From a sales perspective, the iPhone 5c looks like a dud…

AT&T sales (in order):
Sept. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy S4
Oct. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy S4
Nov. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c

Verizon sales (in order):
Sept. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c
Oct. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c
Nov. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c

Sprint sales (in order):
Sept. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy S4
Oct. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c
Nov. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c

T-Mobile sales (in order):
Sept. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy S4
Oct. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c
Nov. 13: Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone 5c

So, the iPhone 5c…is a “dud”. Remember, all other phones an those carriers sold less, and considering the 2:1 ratio the 5s is outselling the 5c, the numbers from Apple late January will be interesting…to understand what a “dud” is.
9 million iPhones were sold in the first three days of availability, so around 3 million 5c’s.

I’m waiting for Mr. Reed to pronounce all phones, including the Galaxy S4, that sold below the iPhone 5c’s numbers, to be “disasters”. Yeah, I know…

Apple was the number 1 mobile phone vendor in the US last quarter.

That’s right, not smart phone vendor, mobile phone vendor.

I have suspected Apple to be at the top spot for quite some time, but this is the first time it’s been confirmed by Strategy Analytics, and NPD concurs.

Ultimately those numbers mean nothing, but it is telling that web usage, app downloads, and other data paint a clear picture.