Apple’s iPhone is a hot selling handset worldwide. This is evident after Apple revealed that it sold a whopping 37 million iPhones during its last holiday quarter, setting records for the company and putting it in the ranks as the world’s top smartphone manufacture. With the introduction of the iPhone 4S, Apple began selling the iPhone on the US’s third-largest carrier, Sprint, which helped boost sales, along with a larger availability worldwide.
According to a new report from Canaccord Genuity analyst Mike Walkley, Apple’s iPhone is outselling every other smartphone combined at Sprint and AT&T. However, it is facing some competition over at Verizon, specifically from Android.
Walkley said that at Verizon, “the iPhone is selling at roughly equal volume to all Android smartphones at Verizon.” Verizon is said to be the premier carrier for Android devices, with a strong lineup including the popular Galaxy Nexus and numerous versions of the popular Droid. The iPhone is also facing a small amount of competition at Sprint, where the Galaxy S II is said to be selling pretty well.
The big thing to note here is how important the iPhone is to AT&T and Sprint. AT&T was the first carrier to host the iPhone and has seen the most sales of the device since. Some say the network has been adding more Windows Phone devices to the lineup, just to have something to fall back on. As for Sprint, the network has placed a large sum of money on the iPhone, hoping that it will pay off. During the launch of the iPhone 4S, both networks saw record activations. Both are relying on Apple heavily.
But while Apple is rising, Samsung has also been said to make large gains last quarter. The Korea-based company made strong gains in Europe and Asia, according to the analyst.
We expect Apple to announce some pretty impressive sales numbers during its fiscal Q2 2012 earnings call coming up soon.