iPhone No Longer Most Popular Model ... for Now
Samsung Galaxy S III takes the lead from iPhone 4S
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2012 1:10 PM CST
The Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Apple Inc. on Monday submitted a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products...   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Who says Samsung's Galaxy isn't as cool as the iPhone? Only one model can occupy the No. 1 sales slot, and in Q3 the honor went to Apple's main competitor—though the title is probably a temporary one, reports Mashable. Samsung shipped 18 million Galaxy S III phones in the quarter, compared to 16.2 million units of the iPhone 4S. But the iPhone 5 went on sale on Sept. 21, just days before the quarter's close, likely prodding iPhone buyers to hold off on the iPhone 4S (19.4 million of which were sold in Q2) in favor of purchasing an iPhone 5 (6 million of which sold by Sept. 30). And this wasn't the only sour news surrounding Apple today...

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Nov 13, 2012 10:28 AM CST
Ever since HTC hd2 was in a development, it was the beginning of the end for iPhone. I am probably one of the minority who had smartphone long before the iPhone came out in 2007 and knows how smartphone works. Hd2 is the godfather of big screen with thin design and the first device that the screen covered almost the entire space on the phone.
Nov 8, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Hate to sound like a fanboy but... Apple < Samsung < HTC.
Nov 8, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Apple cut the branch it was sitting on. Without sumsung hardware that pos OS doesn't stand a chance in Android dominated market.