Analyst: Last-gen Apple iPad, iPhone 3GS often outsell new Android devices

“Checks with U.S. retail sales channels conducted by Canaccord Genuity technology analyst Michael Walkley found that the iPhone 4 is ‘by far’ the top selling device at both carriers AT&T and Verizon,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“But Apple’s older devices have also found great success,” Hughes reports. “‘Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products,’ Walkley wrote in a note to investors on Monday. ‘We believe this highlights Apple’s significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels.'”

Hughes reports, “Checks with Verizon stores found that the 16GB and 32GB versions of the first-generation iPad sold out in less than two weeks after the iPad 2 debuted. And at AT&T stores, the $49 iPhone 3GS outsold newer phones like the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix… Collectively, smartphones running Google Android have surpassed the iPhone in terms of units being sold, due to the multitude of Android-powered devices from numerous manufacturers. No individual smartphone model has been able to compete with the iPhone in terms of total unit sales, however, helping to push Apple to record sales of 18.65 million iPhones last quarter.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]


  1. Finally people are getting it. No longer will we have to hear about android vs iPhone. Now we can hear the numbers based on model vs model. Or even manufacture vs manufacture.

    I’d like to see numbers for all iOS devices (including atv v2) combined like they do for android

    Damn press. Still love to make it like the 90,s. They will never learn.

    Well this dude did maybe more will?

  2. I was in an ATT store yesterday getting a veteran’s discount on my iPhone plan and asked the manager how sales were going on the Windows phones. She said that they sell one every day or two.

    The real news however is that all the employees have been told to use any phone other than an iPhone! She said that at least 3/4 of the employees already had iPhones but that the regional manager insists that they get another and not use or let customers see that they have an iPhone while on the job.

    That’s outrageous.

    1. WTF is up with AT&T? They should drag the head of AT&T to Guantanamo Bay & waterboard him so he coughs up the secret behind the iPhone hate. We might also find out where Ayman al-Zawahiri’s hideout is.

      1. Because sale head of AT&T is a moron. He think that Android can help him sale more services than iPhone. Last quarter report of AT&T is the testament of his foolishness. Hope he wake up soon.

    2. In Oklahoma, we have very good AT&T service and a lot of my friends and family have iPhones. Some friends just moved down from New England with Verizon. They got 2 VZ iPhones after they saw our phones sweetness. While we were there, we were talking about iPads. The sales people were falling all over themselves pushing Android tablets, without actually talking about the iPad at all (they apparently couldn’t bad mouth it, so they just ignored it). Went to a second location: the same thing. “When you’re ready to look at a Xoom, come and see me…”

      They probably don’t get as large a commission on Apple devices (actually, with the iPad, they don’t get a data CONTRACT at all, just wishing that you will need and add a data plan). Hence, the push for android crap. But I still think they would look better in the long run promoting quality. They would make more money in the long run via customer satisfaction IMHO.

      1. They are pushing the data contracts for commissions, no doubt. Short term economic good for the employee and, perhaps, the company. But it will likely come back to haunt them in a year or two in the form of dissatisfied and formerly locked-in customers.

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