iPhone is best-selling smartphone at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint

According to data collected by Canaccord Genuity, the Apple iPhone line is the best-selling smartphone at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, the three largest network providers in the USA, and possibly outsells all other smartphones combined at those companies, reports AllThingsD.

The data from Canaccord Genuity examined the sales of individual handset models across the top four wireless network operators in the U.S. from December, 2011 to March, 2012. The iPhone line was the leader at all companies except T-Mobile USA, where it is not available. At AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, the iPhone 4S was the top model in every month between December to March.

"Our March checks indicated the iPhone continues to extend its market share gains," Mike Walkley, a Canaccord Genuity analyst wrote. "In fact, we believe iPhones are outselling all other smartphones combined at Sprint and AT&T and selling at roughly equal volume to all Android smartphones at Verizon."

InformationWeek notes that AT&T sells more than two dozen smartphone models, some of which have already seen successful sales numbers, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Selling more than those and 20 or so other models combined is an impressive statistic.

Apple itself accounted for 80% of the profits in the handset industry during the fourth quarter. Combined with Samsung, the two companies' profits accounted for 95% of the entire industry.

"Our global checks also indicated another quarter of strong market share gains for Samsung, particularly in Europe and Asia," Walkley wrote. "In fact, we believe Samsung's strong smartphone portfolio across all price tiers will result in Samsung's smartphone shipments increasing a remarkable 15%-plus sequentially during the seasonally weak March quarter."

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The big question I have is WHY? I honestly see nothing--I mean nothing--special about iPhones. They are a -meh- smartphone as far as I'm concerned.

ScubaDog said,
The big question I have is WHY? I honestly see nothing--I mean nothing--special about iPhones. They are a -meh- smartphone as far as I'm concerned.

Because it has an Apple logo on the back.

ScubaDog said,
The big question I have is WHY? I honestly see nothing--I mean nothing--special about iPhones. They are a -meh- smartphone as far as I'm concerned.

Some people like Apple's ecosystem. You people should just accept that fact.

ScubaDog said,
The big question I have is WHY? I honestly see nothing--I mean nothing--special about iPhones. They are a -meh- smartphone as far as I'm concerned.

The question is why I don't see a big deal in Android. I've used my sister's HTC and I don't see any big deal about them.

After all they are just modern phones.

TechieXP said,
And some people don't, you all should accept that fact.

I accept it, I understand it, ergo Im not the one asking the stupid question of why some people prefer one thing over the other.

ScubaDog said,
The big question I have is WHY? I honestly see nothing--I mean nothing--special about iPhones. They are a -meh- smartphone as far as I'm concerned.
You wanna know what's so special about iPhones and apple in general? They have great customer service. HTC, Samsung, Motorola and Nokia all REQUIRE you to go though your service provider. ( I actually know this for a fact because I've had an android device and wp7 device fail). My first ever iPhone (which was a 3G ) had a defect (mute switch broke off within a day of owning the device) took it into an apple store and brand new iPhone right then and there. Meanwhile I'd still be waiting on one of the thrid party shops that those providers use to diagnose and screw me over.

I honestly ode the accomplishments the iOS devices have made. I really can't wait wait to get my hands on one or two of them (only because I'm a Developer, I'd need them).

When there was so much news about the Lumia, I thought there was competition or some type of trouble against the iPhone, but obviously, the iPhones been selling for years longer (regarding the models).

The biggest grudge I have right now, not with Apple, but T-Mobile for excluding the iPhone because of their beliefs in Android. I find it pretty unfair.

MrXXIV said,
The biggest grudge I have right now, not with Apple, but T-Mobile for excluding the iPhone because of their beliefs in Android. I find it pretty unfair.

Umm, huh?

You do know this has nothing to do with T-Mobile right? This has everything to do with Apple. You seriously believe that T-Mobile said no to the iPhone? *facepalm*

UndergroundWire said,

Umm, huh?

You do know this has nothing to do with T-Mobile right? This has everything to do with Apple. You seriously believe that T-Mobile said no to the iPhone? *facepalm*

T-Mobile probably said no to the price Apple wanted to carry the iPhone *lol*

neufuse said,

T-Mobile probably said no to the price Apple wanted to carry the iPhone *lol*


Definitely agree with that

NeoPogo said,

Here is the answer from t-mobile; "We are interested in offering all of our customers a no-compromise iPhone experience on our network. "

Sounds to me that t-mobile wants to, but their unique radio spectrum is the issue. Time for a change to the t-mobile spectrum! lol

Hopefully by next year when T-Mobile starts rolling out 4G LTE, Apple will start supporting their spectrum.