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Older iOS Devices Outselling Newer Android Devices

John Paczkowski at All Things D posted an interesting article today.  It seems Apple's older iOS devices are outselling newer Android devices.

Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley says his retail checks show continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, even as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 continue to fly off the shelves. At AT&T, for example, the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer Android phones like the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix.

The article speculates that—just as Apple is already the winner at the high end of the market—they are poised to possibly be the winner at the low end of the market too.

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Reader Comments (2)

"...his retail checks..." which equates to vendors ONLY selling iPhones - AT&T and Verizon.

That just doesn't jive with the FULL facts:

Android still held some 50% of smartphone unit sales for Q1 2011....iOS sits at 28% of the market, and RIM sits at %14 market share.

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRainer

Rainer, The article didn't say the older iOS devices were outselling all Android devices combined. It says that older iOS devices are outselling each brand/model of Android devices. In other words, Apple is selling more iPhone 3GS models than Motorola is selling Atrix models or HTC is selling Inspire models.

Nobody is arguing that the total sum of Android devices (from all manufacturers) isn't substantial. But taken as individual manufacturers or brands, Apple is kicking butt.

May 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterMark

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