Samsung nowhere in sight as Apple KOs 'bendgate'

The upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will feature specially hardened shells that would resist pressure as high as 80 pounds before bending over, if a recent rumour is to be believed.

The rumour claims that the existing iPhone 6 bent when under just 30 pounds of pressure in comparison, which means Tim Cook took the 'bengdate' saga rather seriously.

To be fair to Apple, bendgate hardly lasted even a few months, and Apple proceeded to sell over 180 million devices since the iPhone 6 was launched. As per Gartner's Q2 data released earlier today, Apple sold over 48 million phones compared to 43 million that it sold in Q2 of 2014.

On the other hand, Samsung, despite launching its latest Galaxy S6 phones in March and boasting an inventory of 171 phones, sold a mere 72 million units in Q2 compared to 76 million that it sold a year ago.

To boost its figures, Samsung has recent launched the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a 5.7-inch variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge but with no major additions in terms of features or design. Popular opinion suggests that the new phone will hardly change the company's balance sheets and may increase the cost of manufacturing such high end devices.

With smartphone sales dipping across global markets, especially in China where sales have stagnated, Apple has done well to register a growth where Samsung, Blackberry and Microsoft failed. With the imminent launch of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus come September, Apple is set to make the gap with Samsung larger in the coming days.

 

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