iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

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iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

Apple 's iPhone 5.

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The iPhone 5 surpassed Samsung’s Galaxy S3 last quarter as the hottest selling smartphone, according to a report out today from Strategy Analytics.

For the final quarter of 2012, Apple shipped 27.4 million iPhone 5 units around the world, winning a market share of 12.6 percent. In contrast, Samsung shipped 15.4 million Galaxy S3 phones to take home a 7.1 percent slice of the market. Samsung actually saw its S3 Apple iPhone 5 shipments and market share both drop from the third quarter’s numbers.

Strategy Analytics senior analyst Neil Shah attributed the success of the iPhone 5 on a “rich touchscreen design, extensive distribution across dozens of countries, and generous operator subsidies.” Holiday shoppers also certainly contributed to the phone’s robust sales. The iPhone 5 was launched in September, so the fourth quarter was its first full quarter.

Apple ‘s iPhone 4S took second place ahead of the Galaxy S3 with shipments of 17.4 million and a market share of 8 percent.

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Apple ‘s iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S together accounted for 1 in 5 of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q4 2012,” Strategy Analytic… [Read more]

iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

iPhone 5 beats Galaxy S3 as top seller, says report

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