For the first time since its release last October, Apple’s iPhone 4S was not the top selling smartphone in the U.S. That crown now belongs to the Galaxy S III by Samsung, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley. Now before either camp starts booing or cheering, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, this is not due to the fact that people are tired of Apple devices and Samsung’s are proving to be more popular, the main cause of the drop off of iPhone 4S sales is due to all the buzz surrounding the next iPhone due out in about 2 weeks. Walkley full expects to Apple to reclaim its title once the new iPhone is unleashed upon the U.S.
That being said, Samsung’s sales are still very impressive, with the iPhone’s sales only dipping slightly that means that Samsung is not far off, they must be close behind the iPhone in terms of overall sales. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the Galaxy S III is only three months old and is on all four of the top carriers in the U.S. compared to the iPhone who is only on the top three and is 11 months old.
It should be interesting to see how the U.S. population takes to the new iPhone when it’s released later this month. Will Samsung continue its reign at number one in the U.S. or will Walkley be right and Apple will take its crown back?