Apple iPhone 5s still ringing up sales, say Wall Street firms

Apple iPhone 5s still ringing up sales, say Wall Street firms
According to Canadian brokerage house Canaccord Genuity, the Apple iPhone 5s has been the top selling smartphone at the four major U.S. carriers from October through last month. The brokerage firm's iPhone analyst, Michael Walkley, says that the rumored large screened version of the iPhone could help the device gain market share in the second half of the year.

Walkley's survey shows that the Apple iPhone 5c has dropped out of the top three sellers list for each of the four major U.S. operators, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 taking the number two and three spots respectively, across the board.

Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster (certainly no stranger to these pages), surveyed 1000 people in the U.S. about their future smartphone purchase intentions. According to the analyst, 33% of those asked said that they wanted to purchase the Apple iPhone 5s. That is down only 5 percentage points from the 38% who were looking to buy Apple's full-featured device following its launch back in September. The Apple iPhone 5c was mentioned as the next smartphone buy by 6% of those surveyed, down from 12% in September. Those expecting to purchase an Android powered phone have risen from 32% following the iPhone launch, to 46% during the same time period. Munster sees Apple selling 37.5 million iPhones in the current quarter, flat from last year's sales.

source: Forbes

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