63M smartphones, 15M S3 + 8M note2, this has to hurt apple somehow. I agree that this is disappointing as far as Samsung is concerned, but not too good for Apple either as S3 directly competes with iPhone5.
Mobile unit made about 5Billion$ operating profit, that also has got to hurt.
This means competitors are this year big enough to take an actually bite of Apple's high end Market.
How does 15M S3 hurt Apple? That like a mosquito biting an elephant. Over 3 months? That's a joke, I thought the S3 was the iphone killer according to every analyst out there. Applle doesn't compete with the el cheapo phones. But against Samsungs flagship phones, pretty pathetic showing don't u think?