With Christmas in the mix, we knew that December would be a huge month for the iPhone 4S and the carriers that sell the device. According to Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley, the iPhone 4S topped the sales chart on all three major US carriers – Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint.
“Our December checks indicated iPhone sales remained strong in the U.S., and we forecast total iPhone sales of over 12M units in the U.S. market for the December quarter,” Walkley wrote in a research note on Friday. “Further, our checks indicated strong global share gains with iPhone 4S launching in new markets including Brazil and Russia during December and set to launch in China and other markets in January. In addition, our checks indicated iPad 2 remains the top-selling global tablet with Amazon’s Kindle Fire the closest competitor due to its materially lower price.”
The chart above shows the best-selling devices on all three major carriers through the last 6 months, with the iPhones appearing at the top of the chart for every carrier it is available on. The iPhone 4S obviously became an instant hit with Sprint customers when the device was introduced in October, thus topping their sales chart.
As we would have expected, it has been a pretty good few months for the iPhone!
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