Apple’s iPhone 4S remains top selling smartphone at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon

“Apple’s iPhone 4S reportedly remains the best selling smartphone at Verizon, the largest carrier in the U.S.,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “The details were provided on Tuesday by Michael Walkley, analyst with Canaccord Genuity, to AppleInsider.”

“In a research note issued earlier this month, Walkley revealed that in the month of May, the iPhone 4S was the top selling smartphone in the U.S.,” Hughes reports. “At AT&T, the iPhone 4S also proved more popular than the second-place Nokia Lumia 900, and the third-place Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. And at Sprint, the iPhone 4S topped the second-place Samsung Galaxy Nexus and third-place Samsung Galaxy S II.”

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    1. Philip Elmer-DeWitt at CNN-Money, citing a report in Fortune, says the same thing. That report is from Doradla.

      He then goes on to update his report citing the original post on AppleInsider.
      UPDATE: Canaccord’s Michael Walkley told AppleInsider today that he doesn’t believe any smartphone has overtaken the iPhone at Verizon, contradicting Doradla. It’s possible, however, that they are both correct. Walkley based his comment on checks conducted in April and May. Doradla’s survey covers June.

  1. Interesting claim. Over at Philip Elmer-Dewitt’s blog, he writes about someone who claims otherwise:

    “For the first time since Feb. 2011, the carrier’s No. 1 smartphone is a Droid

    FORTUNE — In a note to clients Tuesday, William Blair’s Anil Doradla notes that although Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone is still America’s bestselling high-end smartphone, its sales momentum is “under pressure,” particularly at Verizon (VZN).

    According to Doradla’s channel checks for the June quarter, the iPhone is no longer the No. 1 smartphone at Verizon’s retail outlets — the first time that’s happened since the carrier started selling it in February 2011.”

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