iPhone 5S Top-Selling Smartphone at All U.S. Carriers, iPhone 5C Third
Posted on December 13, 2013 by vincent oliver
The iPhone 5S was the top-selling smartphone at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile for September, October and November of this year. The iPhone 5S came out in the second half of September and has been extremely popular with customers. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 holds second place across all carriers and the iPhone 5C comes in third.
Before the iPhone 5s and 5c’s release, Apple, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Sony, and Motorola all had handsets enjoying top-three sales at at least one of America’s big four carriers. Apple’s September announcement pushed all but Samsung out of the picture and relegated the South Korean conglomerate’s Galaxy S4 to the runner-up position across the board.
Apple has maintained a significant edge outside of the U.S. as well, even before the long-anticipated launch of the company’s devices on China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier. The iPhone 5s was “by far the top selling smartphone…at most channels where the smartphone launched globally,” Walkley notes.