The iPhone 5 is almost here, which means Apple is going to sell tens of millions of new iPhones this year. It might even be the biggest smartphone launch ever. But before Apple launches the new iPhone, Samsung can at least savor one small victory: The Samsung Galaxy S III outsold the iPhone 4S in August.
The iPhone 4S has been the top selling phone the U.S. since its launch back in October of 2011. Samsung’s Galaxy S III was released in July of 2012, so the two phones are competing at the opposite ends of their launch cycle.
You would have to be silly to buy an iPhone 4S this close to the launch of the iPhone 5, so the small victory by Samsung really shouldn’t be a big deal, because most consumers were holding off on buying an iPhone until the new one is announced by Apple.
Apple just sent out invites for the iPhone 5 event that will take place on September 12th.
Source: Business Insider