iPhone 4 and 3GS Still Tops U.S. Smartphone Sales in Q3
There has been overwhelming Android devices from almost all known manufacturers and it isn’t new to us that the platform have already surpassed iOS in popularity. However, even Android have beaten iOS in numbers, Apple’s iPhones in the form of iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS remained popular even there’s a new breed around with the iPhone 4S, which obviously being looked forward by some new and old users for their upgrade. The old iPhones with the 4 and 3GS continued to hold the top two positions in U.S. smartphone sales during the 3Q of 2011, leading a series of Android phones in the rankings, according to NPD.
Here’s the top five best-selling mobile phone handsets in Q3:
1. Apple iPhone 4
2. Apple iPhone 3GS
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. Motorola Droid 3
5. Samsung Intensity II
There’s nothing new on this ranking as we have for 2Q of 2011, apart from the iPhone 4 and 3GS have been outed for a while now, back in June 2010 and 2009, respectively. The obvious reasons might be the luring plans tie-up will all major US carriers, offering the devices with an 8 GB iPhone 4 being offered for $99 on contract and AT&T offering the 8 GB iPhone 3GS for free on contract.
And for the year-end quarter, we should keep an eye if iPhone 4S will be a game-changer on this US smartphone sales chart or else we believe most users are don’t find a compelling reasons to upgrade to iPhone’s latest version and just settle on waiting for a fully-redesigned iPhone 5 taunted for next year launch.