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Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley suggests that not only does Apple have the most popular smartphone and tablet in the U.S., but even its previous-generation gear is outselling the competition. In a note to investors on Monday, Walkley writes that Apple’s iPhone 4 is far and away the top-selling smartphone for both AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The iPad 2 is also the most popular tablet in the country right now, of course. The real bad news for Apple’s competition, however, is that according to the analyst’s checks with retail sales channels, Apple’s old iPhone 3GS is still outselling competitors’ offerings at AT&T and Apple’s first-generation iPad is still outselling other tablets at Verizon. “Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products,” Walkley wrote. “We believe this highlights Apple’s significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels.”

http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/09/previous-generation-iphone-3gs-ipad-still-outsell-new-android-devices-analyst-claims/

The 3GS is still a very capable phone, despite it lacking a few standard features of today's phones. If it weren't for the sheer desire for the latest and greatest, I'd have no reason to upgrade from mine.
 
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http://www.bgr.com/2011/05/09/previous-generation-iphone-3gs-ipad-still-outsell-new-android-devices-analyst-claims/

The 3GS is still a very capable phone, despite it lacking a few standard features of today's phones. If it weren't for the sheer desire for the latest and greatest, I'd have no reason to upgrade from mine.

Well 3GS is as fast as iPhone 4 since its has to do half the work because it has half the resolution. Also in reality iPhone users in general dont need something like iPhone 4 for it power.
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post #3 of 68
duh. alot more people will buy something that costs $50 than something that costs $200. its basic economic principles.

as a whole, android is eating a bigger and bigger share of the market, mostly at apple's expense. ill see if i can find the projections as to market share, but they definitely favored android based phones
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I wish they would release a bit more information. I'm curious as to whether these items are selling more than the other devices individually or combined. Having to pick between iOS and Android is generally 2 choices vs. 8-9. Assuming both 'camps' were selling equally, iOS would appear to be selling better.

But again, can't really tell from what they've released...

And as for tablets, the iPad has still been a strong choice for the price point
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Love my inspire 4g. Used the iphone3 and 4, cool stuff but seems kind of basic. Doesn't surprise me that cheaper products outsell new expensive ones. Really cant see going to a ios system after android though, just seems limited.
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post #6 of 68
Imagine how many used ones will be up for sale when the iPhone5 comes out, lol

From a general consumer's point of view, iPhone is way more attractive. Someone with a $50 contract buy-in can say "I got an iPhone" while someone with a higher budget is confused as to what the differences are between the mass of android devices and will go with a solid brand.

However, i've used and researched both looking to migrate from a Bold 9700 and i think the galaxys II has my money.
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Well 3GS is as fast as iPhone 4 since its has to do half the work because it has half the resolution. Also in reality iPhone users in general dont need something like iPhone 4 for it power.
This, the 3GS is pretty damn fast for how old it is. My iPod Touch 3G still screams.
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Loved my 3GS, love my Samsung Fascinate.

I miss the iPod portion of the iPhone, but the Fascinate makes up for it in other areas.

To each his own, and anyone saying that one or the other is a clear winner is probably just biased.
    
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Loved my 3GS, love my Samsung Fascinate.

I miss the iPod portion of the iPhone, but the Fascinate makes up for it in other areas.

To each his own, and anyone saying that one or the other is a clear winner is probably just biased.

That's just your opinion. Some people like phones with big screens, very fast hardware, an open OS, and more. I'm one of them. If I proclaim the Galaxy S is better doesn't mean I'm biased. It just means it fits my needs better.

I'll start considering the iPhone 4 when they don't shatter from being dropped three feet or don't get scratched from being in a case.
    
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That's just your opinion. Some people like phones with big screens, very fast hardware, an open OS, and more. I'm one of them. If I proclaim the Galaxy S is better doesn't mean I'm biased. It just means it fits my needs better.

I'll start considering the iPhone 4 when they don't shatter from being dropped three feet or don't get scratched from being in a case.

I dropped my iPhone 4 about 6 times from 2 feet above ground. I'm amazed it hasn't shattered yet
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