significant." Since the verdict, the Samsung Galaxy S III outsold the Apple iPhone 4S at all five Sprint and three Verizon locations that the analyst visited. None of the Verizon stores and just two of the Sprint locations had sold out of the model. Meanwhile, out of three Costco stores visited by the analyst, two were sold out of the AT&T and T-Mobile models of the Samsung Galaxy S III while the third store was sold out of the AT&T variant but had the T-Mobile model in stock.
The analyst says that there are some points to ponder (only if pondering points is your thing). Did many of these Samsung Galaxy S III sales come at the expense of future iPhone sales? And, will the Samsung Galaxy S III still be able to compete after the launch of the 6th generation Apple iPhone? Regardless of sales, Chowdhry sees both Apple and Samsung reaching a cross-licensing pact.