iPhone 4 loses top spot to Galaxy S III

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Who is the smartphone leader in the US Apple has finally relinquished the top spot as the top-selling smartphone in the US last August. This, after years of seeing an Apple iPhone lord it over the market.

According to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkely, Samsung’s Galaxy S III has upended iPhone as the top selling smartphone in America.

Walkley was able to gather the data by checking in with retailers to see how smartphones are doing in the market place.

Walkley said, “We believe this is the first month since the iPhone 4S launched in October 2011 that it was not the top-selling smartphone in the US market.”

Does this mean the end of Apple’s era and the beginning of Samsung’s? Not necessarily.

One of the reasons why the iPhone dropped its leadership ranking, is due to Apple’s plan about the release of the next iteration of the iPhone. The heavily speculated rumors surrounding the iPhone 5 may have hindered those who wanted to buy an iPhone to wait for its release.

Walkley also stated that other companies such as HTC, Research In Motion and Nokia are having a hard time. Sales of smartphones coming from these manufacturers have been weak in recent months.

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