Samsung Galaxy S3 beats iPhone 4S Sales in US – An analyst estimated that the Galaxy SIII outsold the iPhone 4S in the US market during August. Apple does not break down the number of iPhones sold by model and Samsung has stopped giving out their sales numbers due to competitive reasons. If this is a true statement, then it certainly is not that surprising as the iPhone 4S is almost a year old and a lot of people must have been waiting for the new iPhone rather than to spend money on the old one.
It would also be the first since October 2011 that the iPhone did not remain the bestselling cellular phone in the US.
Jay Yarrow, from BusinessInsider, informs about a note Canaccord Genuity analyst, Michael Walkley, sent to his clients that said “if Samsung is beating Apple in October, then Apple has a big problem on its hands”. The note said that the S III was the bestselling device at Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile USA while the iPhone 4S remained the top seller at AT&T.
Words of the Analyst:
“We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top selling smartphone in the U.S. market.
However, our checks indicated strong consumer interest and likely demand for the iPhone 5, and we believe Apple will return to strong number one smartphone share in the U.S. post the iPhone 5 launch.”
At Verizon the iPhone 4S dropped to third place, while the Motorola Razr Max was at number 2, and passing the iPhone 4S was a big triumph for it. T-Mobile does not carry the iPhone and Sprint had the iPhone as the second highest selling phone and the trend is switching to smart phones having a screen of 4 inches and above.
Over one-third of all devices sold in the last three months had a screen larger than 4.5 inches as said by Kantar. A lot of users have also been in favor for a 4 inch screen for the new iPhone.The next iPhone is rumored to have a taller display with better colors and a thinner design. The iPhone is no longer king of the hill in the US, and as the media event of Apple closes in and the iPhone 5 gets launched, it should regain its top position again.
Resident Apple analyst Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray said the next iPhone would be the “mother of all upgrades” and the sales are likely to boom once it gets launched.What do you think? Will the new iPhone come up to its expectations? Or is it going to go downhill from now? Share with us your thoughts!