The iPhone 4S is no longer king.
For the first time since it launched in October 2011, according to BusinessInsider, Apple’s Siri-equipped smartphone did not outsell its competition in the United States for August. Canaccord Genuity’s Michael Walkley apparently conducted “channel checks” and discovered the three-month-old Samsung Galaxy S III outsold the iPhone 4S.
The Android-powered device reigned supreme on all carriers except for AT&T during the summer month, and it still managed to grab the lead. The next-generation iPhone will unveil in less than two weeks, however, so it is typical to see a slump in sales in the weeks leading up to a planned launch event.
Now let’s see if these numbers remain true for October.
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