Apple’s iPhone 4 remained the best-selling smartphone on both AT&T and Verizon during the month of September. The iPhone 4 has continued to do well in the consumer market despite the fact that it’s over a year old.
On Sprint, the number one handset was the Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch in September. The HTC Sensation took the number one spot on T-Mobile.
Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley told BGR that Apple showed “solid sell-through trends versus August levels in the U.S. market with sales stronger than our expectations.”
Walkley wrote. “While we anticipated slowing sales ahead of new smartphone products such as the iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II, our checks indicated solid September sales. Further, we expect even stronger sell-through trends in October versus August/September levels.” The analyst also noted that Apple’s iPad 2 was the top-selling tablet from both AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
Typically, sales for the current generation iPhone start declining leading up to a new iPhone announcement, but that has not been the case this year. Instead, sales have been steady for the iPhone 4 after 16 months of being on the market.
Apple recently announced that it will offer the iPhone 4 for $99 on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint with 8GB of storage. The iPhone 4S will sell at the regular retail prices, and the iPhone 3GS will be offered for free with a two-year contract on AT&T.
The iPhone 3GS is a free option for potential customers, the iPhone 4 continues to sell well and is now offered for only $99, and the iPhone 4S sells for the regular $200 entry price. All of the bases are covered.