Samsung > Apple, Really?

Jung-Ah Lee and Evan Ramstad, The Wall Street Journal:

Samsung in the July-to-September period surpassed Apple Inc. as the leading seller of smartphones by shipping around 28 million, about four times the number it achieved a year earlier, in a rapid transformation of its biggest business by sales. Apple said earlier this month it shipped around 17 million smartphones in the same period.

Shipped, as in shipped into the channel. Apple did not say shipped; Apple said sold. The difference is huge.