While it’s a fact that Android has taken the overall lead when it comes to sheer smartphones market share, Apple and iOS can be proud of yet another achievement. According to a recent study by investment firm Canaccord Genuity, Apple’s older, previous generation devices are still popular and continue to sell like hot cakes – even outselling some of their more modern Android competition. The most popular amongst the old products include the iPhone 3GS as well as the iPad – both of which are still being sold on AT&T for discounted prices.
While Apple’s iPhone 4 became the top selling smartphone on both Verizon and AT&T, the older handset, the iPhone 3GS continues to outsell handsets like the Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G. Also, even after the iPad 2 was released Verizon managed to sell all of its previous generation iPad stocks in a little less than two weeks! The study also says that the stupendous performance of Apple’s products will continue through the years with more people turning to the CDMA iPhone on Verizon. The report also claims that this is a significant competitive advantage that Apple currently has in the mobile phones segment.
As for the tablets, the arrival of Honeycomb based tablets hasn’t had much effect on the iPad sales which continue to surge. On the other hand, its Honeycomb based tablets that have a lot of catching up to do to the iPad when it comes to sheer number of apps and the overall maturity of the eco system. The popularity of the iPad is evident by the fact that even Android smartphone owners prefer an iPad over a Honeycomb based tablet in the current scenario!