Apple’s iPhone 4S isn’t the most popular kid in school, new data suggests. According to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, the device fell to second place in the U.S. as of last month, trailing right behind… Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The people have spoken.
What the data doesn’t show is that Apple is prepping a new device to be announced on Sept. 12. Sales typically slow considerably before a new Apple handset is released as consumers cautiously play the waiting game before big refreshes. But let’s not take anything away from the Galaxy S III, which is handily the best Android device money can buy — and it doesn’t even have Jelly Bean yet.
“We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. market,” Walkley said.
It’ll be interesting to see if the iPhone 5 retains Apple’s crown at the top of the smartphone heap. The Cupertino company has enjoyed tremendous success here in the U.S., and with this release cycle anticipated to be the biggest in history, Apple will likely once again be the number one dog for months to come.