(Image source: Cult of Mac)

BY EVAN THOMAS

 

ANCHOR BLAKE HANSON


The iPhone is massively popular — you don’t need an analyst to tell you that. But just how popular?

All Things Digital cites a note Canaccord Genuity sent to its clients. According to its research, the iPhone is outselling all other smartphones combined at AT&T and Sprint.

But SlashGear wonders if it’s fair to lump the different versions of the iPhone into one category.

“That’s a figure that is pretty noteworthy considering there’s essentially one iOS smartphone – the iPhone – compared to dozens of Android handsets. Or is it? Perhaps this is more a sign that the iPhone isn’t really just a phone anymore – it’s an entire product line.”

Carriers do offer different versions of the iPhone. At AT&T, for example, customers can still get a 3GS if they want one. But Canaccord’s numbers show even with that handicap, the iPhone 4S has still been leading sales at all three major carriers for the past four months.

Android and Me says the iPhone brand has the inertia to keep itself rolling, no matter what Apple changes about its appearance or hardware.

“Whatever [the next iPhone] ends up looking like, and whether it’s LTE enabled or not, it’s still going to be an iPhone. And realistically, that’s all it needs to keep selling well.”

But, as iDownloadBlog points out, all things come to an end sometime.

“Make no mistake though, Apple is going to have a tough time keeping that top position over the next few months — especially with handsets like the Nokia Lumia 900 and Galaxy S III on the way.”

Analysts expect the Lumia to do especially well — the phone garnered rave reviews at CES earlier this year, and it will arrive with a surprisingly low $100 price tag.
 

iPhone Outselling All Its Competition Combined

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Apr 3, 2012

iPhone Outselling All Its Competition Combined

(Image source: Cult of Mac)

BY EVAN THOMAS

 

ANCHOR BLAKE HANSON


The iPhone is massively popular — you don’t need an analyst to tell you that. But just how popular?

All Things Digital cites a note Canaccord Genuity sent to its clients. According to its research, the iPhone is outselling all other smartphones combined at AT&T and Sprint.

But SlashGear wonders if it’s fair to lump the different versions of the iPhone into one category.

“That’s a figure that is pretty noteworthy considering there’s essentially one iOS smartphone – the iPhone – compared to dozens of Android handsets. Or is it? Perhaps this is more a sign that the iPhone isn’t really just a phone anymore – it’s an entire product line.”

Carriers do offer different versions of the iPhone. At AT&T, for example, customers can still get a 3GS if they want one. But Canaccord’s numbers show even with that handicap, the iPhone 4S has still been leading sales at all three major carriers for the past four months.

Android and Me says the iPhone brand has the inertia to keep itself rolling, no matter what Apple changes about its appearance or hardware.

“Whatever [the next iPhone] ends up looking like, and whether it’s LTE enabled or not, it’s still going to be an iPhone. And realistically, that’s all it needs to keep selling well.”

But, as iDownloadBlog points out, all things come to an end sometime.

“Make no mistake though, Apple is going to have a tough time keeping that top position over the next few months — especially with handsets like the Nokia Lumia 900 and Galaxy S III on the way.”

Analysts expect the Lumia to do especially well — the phone garnered rave reviews at CES earlier this year, and it will arrive with a surprisingly low $100 price tag.
 

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