iOS vs Android: iPhone 4S sales figures show Apple beating Android phones

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    The war between iOS and Android seems to be going Apple way. iPhone 4S sales figures show that Apple is beating Android smart phones hands down

    iPhone 4S sales are going up and up. Millions of iPhone 4S units are being sold every month. And the bosses at Cupertino based Apple are all smile as the best smart phone of them all keeps Apple’s cash registers ringing.

    iPhone 4S sales have gone up steadily over the last more than two months since its launch mid October 2011. According to a research note from analyst firm Canaccord Genuity, iPhone 4S was the best selling smartphone in October (despite only being available for half the month) on all of the carriers offering the handset: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. It continued its impressive performance in subsequent months and there are reasons to believe that the new sales figures for December will shatter all previous sales records even from Apple.

    Another thing that has amazed many an analysts is the fact that while iPhone 4S sales has been going up, the iPhone 4 sales is not going down substantially.

    In November too iPhone 4S sales continued their strong surge. It was the best-selling smartphone at Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint in November.

    Meanwhile there are indications that finally Apple has a perfect product to beat all Android smart phones put together. A latest report that may be hard to digest for many Android fans, out of those who bought a new smartphone in December, only a minority chose Android over the iPhone. Android’s dominance fell from close to 62 percent to less than 47 percent

    So it is becoming harder for Android phones to survive against a smart phone from Apple that seems a perfect choice for people. A report while talking about the last three months says, “Over the entire three-month period–not monthly, as previously shown–it was a similar story. During the fourth quarter, 51.7 percent of people who bought devices went with an Android handset. Apple’s iPhone accounted 37 percent. RIM’s BlackBerry came in at 6 percent”.

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    1. So you conclude that from a good december for iphone…that its beating Android, l’m laughing at you because if you view the fact that a SLIGHT increase by one product and a slight decrease ( by multiple sources Android has only dropped a couple of percentage points)means the increasing product has won, then Android has won the tablet race, because it snatch 3 million tablet sales from apple last quarter. Or does that sort of “winning “argument apply in apple’s favor

    2. written by Apple fanboy?, it would have been decent to say Apple is back in the race, It has still not beaten Android even if go by number, even the december figures. let us talk about global sales figures instead of just US market.
      Android phones are being released in world wide markets for just as low as 100 dollars not by service provider/carriers but by mobile retailers. frankly when it comes to numbers, Apple stands no chance whatsoever, android is made for masses and it will definitely be sold in much larger numbers.

    3. Good Quarter for Apple. Let us All keep in mind that these figures are for Sales Only, NOT Marketshare of users : Android still leads in Total Users at 51% vs 28% for IOS Phones. All the pent-up demand for the (Very) Late iPhone 4S led to a Stellar Quarter for Apple, yet….Android has such “Stellar” Quarters for the other 3 quarters of the year. Just 6 months ago iPhone fanbois were languishing in their doubts about the platform.
      I STILL don’t understand why this needs to be a ” battle ” … The ONLY reason I can think of is that it keeps Bloggers employed. Otherwise your phone of choice is Your Decision and feel Happy knowing that you’re just fine with Either platform !

    4. I hate when crApple fanboys try to say that the fruity iphone 4s (insignifigantPhone4Sucking) is better if it is why does apple have to COPY things such as the notifications from Android and the imessage (which is like Black Berrie) and the camera button on the lock screen from Windows phones but when Droid or anyone else copies one thing from them crApple sues them….why bc crApple only cares about making money fanboys are so blinded and are stupid bc whenever they get lost all they need to do is hit the home button and not to mention it doesn’t even have TRUE multitasking unlike Android I remember about 4 years ago when the first iphone came out and I wanted it (I didnt know a thing about technology) but now that im in my second year of college for computer hardware I see that Android is clearly better in more ways then 1 and I love the commercials that say “theirs an app for that” it shows that those iphones cant do anything without apps you have to be a crApple fanboy to not see that

    5. Sorry this is the same as what I posted below but I figured I would space everything out incase those fanboys read this I figured I would make it SIMPLE and less complicated 4 you all to read 😛

      I hate when crApple fanboys try to say that the fruity iphone 4s (insignifigantPhone4Sucking) is better if it is why does apple have to COPY things such as the notifications from Android and the imessage (which is like Black Berrie) and the camera button on the lock screen from Windows phones but when Droid or anyone else copies one thing from them crApple sues them….why bc crApple only cares about making money

      fanboys are so blinded and are stupid bc whenever they get lost all they need to do is hit the home button and not to mention it doesn’t even have TRUE multitasking unlike Android

      I remember about 4 years ago when the first iphone came out and I wanted it (I didnt know a thing about technology) but now that im in my second year of college for computer hardware I see that Android is clearly better in more ways then 1 and

      I love the commercials that say “theirs an app for that” it shows that those iphones cant do anything without those apps you have to be a crApple fanboy to not see that

    6. Last post I promise but I have some pretty bad typos in that last post I had to make note that I realize those typos so I appoligize just saying

    7. God, what a load of rubbish… and how can someone call themselves a journalist with sensationalist junk like this.
      I do suspect you have a free iphone coming your way… so well done, nice PR piece for the cupertino crowd, Im sure they will be happy with the lack of depth, clarity and honesty in this stupid article.

    8. I love how whenever a pro Apple article is released, all the Android fanboys throw a hissy fit. I had a Droid Incredible for about a year and a half, and at the time Verizon convinced me that it was just as good, if not better, than the iPhone 4. I regretted it less than month later. The Android software was so fragmented that it crashed at least once every two weeks. In the time I had the phone, I had to have it replaced 4 times, all for software glitches. The lag between touch and response is extremely noticeable and becomes very annoying. Even more frustrating, was that my friend had the iPhone 4 at the time, and to this day still has the exact same phone. He has never once had to have it replaced.

      I switched to the iPhone 4S in October, and within two days, I was amazing at how much smoother everything was. I have had virtually no significant problems, which on my Droid, were normal. Everything on iOS is much more polished and fine tuned. Every single detail, from screen to screen transitions, to the quality of apps, to the instantaneous touch screen response, seems far more advanced that Android software. I fully undertand the argument that Android is more customizable than iOS, but the vast majority of people that I know with Android devices do not take advantage of the customizable features. Most of them end up having a bogged down, glitchy device that they do not like. This argument will go on and on, but to me, iOS is by far the superior of the two. I will not be going back to Android.

    9. I do think the iPhone has something going for it. It is the smartphone that you don’t have to be smart to use. This is quite appealing to a large percentage of the population. Combine this with the social status that somehow comes with the phone and you have a profitable combination for Apple. However if you have even the slightest level of technical interest or ability I can’t imagine confining yourself to iPhones restrictive and closed world. Not to mention I would be embarased to be seen using one for fear that people would think I was computer illiterate.

    10. No1 can say that apple copies android…
      Wat the hell man..!! Android sucks…
      Apple is the best and will remain d best
      Android apps are poor

    11. suggesting that someone who tech-savvy wouldn’t be interested in an iPhone is probably one of the most presumptuous statements I’ve ever seen. just like Androids can be rooted iPhone’s can be jail-broken. are the differences in customization really that significant? no, not really…but Android users would lead you to believe it is b/c there no other ammo against the sales figures iPhone puts up. i carry both platforms…its not that different. iMessage borrowed from Blackberry Messenger but let’s not ignore the fact that the “messenger” feature within Google+ borrows the same concept as well. if we are going to mention those kind of details lets make sure we are being completely transparent & not biased. no software is an island. everyone borrows from one another. you get a vegetarian to eat meat before you get an Android user to admit that Apple is actually good at what they do…which is hilarious and yet sad the level of denial. Apple has a solid track record with their computer products & software so why would their phones be any different? Put a so-called techie Android user on a Mac instead of a PC and watch how they struggle to use the software.

    12. suggesting that someone who is tech-savvy wouldn’t be interested in an iPhone is probably one of the most presumptuous statements I’ve ever seen. just like Androids can be rooted iPhone’s can be jail-broken. are the differences in customization really that significant? no, not really…but Android users would lead you to believe it is b/c there is no other ammo against the sales figures iPhone puts up. i carry both platforms…its not that different. Okay, so Android has Flash which mattered in the beginning but with most web pages moving to HTML5…this isn’t as big a feature as it once was. on the topic of iMessage borrowing from Blackberry Messenger let’s not ignore the fact that the “messenger” feature within Google+ borrows from the same concept as well. if we are going to mention those kind of details lets make sure we are being completely transparent & not biased. no software is an island. everyone borrows from one another. you can get a vegetarian to eat meat before you get an Android user to admit that Apple is actually good at what they do…which is hilarious and yet sad the level of denial Android users live in. Apple has a solid track record with their computer products & software so why would their phones be any different? Android fans try to pass off iOS as a idiot’s software but put a so-called techie Android user on a Mac instead of a PC and watch how they struggle to use the software.

      Android has it’s strengths i.e. 4G LTE connectivity, probably the most intuitive navigation feature available for a smartphone (& free at that), larger screens, HDMI output etc. but the constant bashing of the iPhone is getting old. i’m a fan of technology, not brands…i don’t understand how someone can harbor such an extreme hatred against a company who was able to think of something that you and i could not.

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