“Apple’s new iPhone strategy appears to be paying healthy dividends for the company, according to a new research note from analyst firm Canaccord Genuity,” Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch.
“The iPhone 5s is outselling the older Samsung Galaxy S4 at all four major U.S. retailers according to the firm’s findings,” Etherington reports, “but the surprising twist is that the iPhone 5c is outselling the Samsung flagship rival at both AT&T and Sprint, too.”
MacDailyNews Take: What’s surprising about a superior smartphone outselling an inferior knockoff with noticeably lesser build quality that usually costs more?
Etherington reports, “The 5s is likely still outselling the cheaper device, but reports of lots of stock for the 5c may have had much more to do with it being well-supplied than with any significant lack of consumer interest, based on these figures. Samsung managed to retain second place at both Verizon and T-Mobile with the Galaxy S4 despite Apple’s iPhone launch, due in part to price cuts, according to Canaccord.”
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