Strategy Analytics has recently released some new data that shows that Apple has flipped the board from Q3 2012, with its iPhone 5 sitting as the world’s best selling smartphone. The data shows that the iPhone 5′s sales were over four times higher in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the year’s third quarter.
In Q3 2012, Samsung’s Galaxy SIII was the top player in the smartphone sales rankings, with 18 million of the devices sold. But now, that’s all changed, as the device has lost two places to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S. In-fact, the iPhone 5 sold over 10 million more units than the GSIII in Q4 2012, with 27.4 million devices sold.
These statistics are a double win for Apple, as even the company’s ageing iPhone 4S beat Samsung’s flagship by a full two million units, with 17.4 to Samsung;s 15.4 (in million units).
As Strategy Analytics explains:
“global demand for the Galaxy S3 appears to have peaked and Samsung will surely be keen to introduce its rumored Galaxy S4 upgrade in the coming weeks to fight back against Apple’s popular iPhone range”