Samsung might have lost huge to Apple within the court, however it’s simply scored a triumph within the marketplace. The Samsung Galaxy S III has purloined the title of the world’s preferred smartphone from the iPhone for the third quarter of 2012, in step with information from Strategy Analytics.
The triumph, however, doubtless won’t stick. whereas the GSIII has been on sale for the complete quarter — from Dominion Day to Sept. thirty — the iPhone five initial went on sale Sept. 21, simply 9 days before the shut of the quarter. several iPhone consumers were doubtless anticipating the five, and sales can doubtless devour for this fall.
The numbers support this. Sales of the iPhone 4S fell drastically from Q2 to Q3, from 19.4 million phones tosixteen.2. though Apple’s own statistics don’t get away iPhone sales by model, they conjointly showed a giant dip,that Apple attributed to anticipation for succeeding model.
Once the iPhone five went on sale, however, it’s clear there was large demand. Sales numbered half-dozen million phones, alone accounting for three.6% of the world smartphone market. Combined, the iPhone 4S and iPhone fivereally number the Galaxy S III, 11.3% to 10.7%, however as individual models, the Galaxy S III beats the 4S, that is simply nine.7%.