Samsung Galaxy S III Trumps iPhone 4S To Take Top Spot
The iPhone 4S was first launched on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint and later expanded to other smaller carriers has been the top selling phone since October 2011 when it first released. This is in tune with the performance of the previous iPhones but is nevertheless impressive. The second quarter of 2012 saw a drop in sales for the iPhone, probably because customers are awaiting the release of the newer version of it next month. It is possible that the iPhone dropped its top spot for the same reason as the launch of the iPhone 5 looms near.
It is possible that Apple’s iPhone will regain the top spot once it is unveiled next month but it will definitely have tough competition and might have to make an effort to hold on to it. With the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE doing very well in the market and the fact that Samsung has unveiled new Windows Phone 8 devices and as Nokia is preparing to do the same, the iPhone is sure to come across some stiff competition. Moreover, devices from HTC and other Android companies are also lining up to be released. These might not prove strong competition in the long run for the iPhone but the initial demand might just spread and coupled with the fact that Apple might face shortages of displays due to Sharp’s inability to manufacture them, the California giant just might be in for a tough time.