April 21, 2014

iPhone 4S Outsells All Other Smartphones Combined At Sprint And AT&T


The phone in discussion is the same smartphone which people thought “wouldn’t sell” and “disappointment” and “is killing innovation”. These are some bits from the headlines which we saw on hundreds of tech blogs on during October when Apple unveiled their 5th generation iPhone in a special media event. The results were far from “loosing the game”, Apple sold not shipped sold more than 37 million units of this smartphone in ONE quarter. Yes, it’s the iPhone 4S and now it seems like there’s no stopping for iPhone 4S at all. It’s breaking records after records and still retains the top place in one of the largest smartphone markets in the world.

According to some recent checks performed by Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley and his team iPhone 4S is still the best selling smartphone on all 3 major US carries which are Sprint, Verizon and AT&T.

“Our March checks indicated the iPhone continues to extend its market share gains,”

This is just the tiny bit of the story, according to these market checks performed by Canaccord Genuity iPhone 4S outsells all other smartphones on Sprint and AT&T “COMBINED”. On Verizon, iPhone 4S sales share is equal to ALL Android smartphones “COMBINED”. Now that is something incredible if I do say so myself.

“In fact, we believe iPhones are outselling all other smartphones combined at Sprint and AT&T and selling at roughly equal volume to all Android smartphones at Verizon.”

Why these numbers are incredible if you may ask; there’s a lot of competition in market and one iPhone is competing against a huge number of smartphones from manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, this is astonishing. There are other good smartphones available in market like Samsung Galaxy S II which is one of the best offering from Samsung right now and it is also doing good on both Sprint and AT&T.  Samsung Galaxy Nexus is also doing good business on Verizon and according to this report their is a significant growth in sales volume of these smartphones but still they’re struggling to cross ONE smartphone–iPhone 4S.

“Our global checks also indicated another quarter of strong market share gains for Samsung, particularly in Europe and Asia,” says Walkley. “In fact, we believe Samsung’s strong smartphone portfolio across all price tiers will result in Samsung’s smartphone shipments increasing a remarkable 15%-plus sequentially during the seasonally weak March quarter.”

If the reports are ideal, there is possibility that Samsung would give Apple a tough time in coming year “or so”. But for now it’s Apple’s game and there’s no question about it.

via  [AllThingsD]

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