New Android products being outsold by Apple iPhone 3GS and the original iPad

New Android products being outsold by Apple iPhone 3GS and the original iPad
A report from tech analyst Michael Walkley from Canaccord Genuity claims that at AT&T and Verizon, older versions of Apple's mobile devices are outselling some current Android models. In a note to clients this morning, the analyst wrote, "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. We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels."

Walkley discovered that at AT&T stores, the $49 Apple iPhone 3GS was outselling Android powered devices like the HTC Inspire 4G and the Motorola ATRIX 4G. At Verizon, the 16GB and 32GB versions of the original Apple iPad sold out two weeks after the sequel model was launched. The analyst also discovered that Android is taking market share away from Windows Phone 7 handsets, but is not yet invading the iPhone space. He also notes that while Android as a whole has outsold the iPhone because of the large amount of different phones using Google's open source OS, there has been no other single smartphone that has outsold Apple's device.

Despite reports that the HTC ThunderBolt is outselling the Apple iPhone 4 at Verizon, Walkley says that it is the latter that is the top seller for Big Red. He expects that to continue throughout the year as customers existing 2 year contracts expire, allowing them to purchase Apple's phone with a subsidy.

The analyst also wrote that the Apple iPad is the best selling tablet while competing devices like the Motorola XOOM and the BlackBerry PlayBook have had "modest sales".

source: AppleInsider

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1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

"He also notes that while Android as a whole has outsold the iPhone because of the large amount of different phones using Google's open source OS, there has been no other single smartphone that has outsold Apple's device."

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I simply have no words to say.... what kind of post is this?

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I meant article.....

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Lets be real, Android is outnumbering iOS, period. There is no way around that. The story is just skewing the facts to make it seem like Apple is outdoing Android in some capacity. Really the story would have to be Apple is beating Motorola, LG, Samsung, or others in handset sells...not Android as a whole. Apple releases one phone a year. So if you want an iOS product, you have to buy that one phone. There are tons of Android devices out there coming out every few weeks. True, that one iPhone defines the OS for that year where as there are so many flavors of Android that there will never be one handset to rule them least not for very long.

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

indeed if you want IOS there is only one choice, if you want android there are many to choose from to me this is how things are -iPhone most selling smartphone -android most selling smartphone OS that should settle the differences

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah this article is so meaningless and so pointless that I am ashamed that would even waste their energy in even thinking to write this stupid article. Apple has 2 current devices, the iPhone 4 & the iPad 2. The iPhone 4 is what it is, Android has phone coming out every 2 weeks or so worldwide. Android is competing with Apple & every other phone OS. Naturally Apple will sell a ton of iPhone 4's or 3GS's because that is all they have. Android is harder to have one super phone because HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG & so on are making kickass phones left & right, so it's going to be so hard to have a super top phone in the Android world. It's easy to have a cookie cutter factory and pump iPhone 4's & 3GS’s when Android has so many companies fighting to be the #1 Android phone maker. I mean this article is so insanely Apple biased that I just don't know what else to say. iPhoneArena you are more guilty than a guy pissing & puking himself during a police DWI test. I for one just don't see how this is a worthwhile article, why not write about Angry Birds or something other than this garbage if you have nothing else to write about! It’s like you insult everyone who reads your website with this horrible, ugly, garbage of an article!

30. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

By the way $50.00 for an Apple 3GS, if you are looking at a 3GS it's because you obviously can't afford a new & current phone. You probably are upgrading for a Razr or something. For people who are cash strapped then yes go buy this phone, but for people who are in the know will get the latest & greatest. This is all in correlation to the economy. If the economy was not as bad as it is I bet the Apple 3GS would not even be mentioned at all..

39. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

from a Razr, I sometimes write too fast for my own good! should have a spell check! lol

69. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Actually, PhoneArena is just reporting a story that quoted an analyst.

70. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

I know right? If this article was so "pointless" it would have little to no comments on it.

80. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

unfortunately half the comments have nothing to do with the article.

81. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

tell me about it... those comments should be removed....

43. Applefud unregistered

Isn't this the same argument that apple fans us all the time. . .. give a peace of shit away and it will do well? As far as being the top "phone" by sales. That's BS! Apple makes a LINE OF SMARTPHONES as is evident by this article. So does Nokia. Who sells more? NOKIA!

100. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

"Analyst's research"?? Everyone knows how a$$tarded these Wall Street analysts are. What's his sample size, how many stores did he call? Probably 2-3. Notice how they FAIL to mention the sample size? This is how analysts pump and dump a stock.

2. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

What a worthless article. Is it a shock that a 50 dollar iPhone will outsell a 200+ dollar android phone? Nope. Especially since lots of people like the 3GS form factor better than the 4. Google's strategy from the get go was divide and conquer, it's nearly impossible to compete with the iPhone on a man to man fight, so release a handful of flagship phones (Evo, Droid, Droid X, Incredible, Thunderbolt, Nexus One, Nexus S, Optimus, Galaxy S, etc.) release some less expensive models for entry level price (Eris, etc.) and take control of the software aspect. I would not be shocked once Android has a bit firmer grip on market shar, a truly elite "google" phone will come out. I'm not talking about the limited release Nexus manufactured by another company, but one built internally Branded by Google, and that will be a direct competitor to the iPhone.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yes, when you price an iPhone at fifty bucks, it's going to sell. Duh.

6. Cobjones

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 09, 2011

This article came from AppleInsider.... say much?

7. AppleOwner unregistered

This is like saying that the Cooper Mini outsells Toyota. It is just not true. The Cooper Mini may outsell a certain Toyota model...but the Mini does not outsell all of the Toyota models in class from sub-compact to SUV and pickup. The Cooper Mini is a great little product in a particular niche market. The iPhone is also a great little product in particular niche market. Steve Jobs is determined that the right phone for everyone is the one he designed for his small hands. The iPhone used to be the huge shark in the tank. Now it is being feasted on by a thousand piranhas.

8. SomeGuy unregistered

All fish metaphors aside... It's still pretty amazing that ONE phone can hold ground against a whole bunch of other smart phones. Even if Google decided to divide and conquer.

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

actually, no.... the divide and conquer part is a lie.... of course many phones help android spread at a certainly fast rate, but also this reduces the sales on certain devices just because android has to compete with android among others for example me I'm either fighting to get the atrix or the SGS2 as my next phones, just like me there are hundreds that want to choose out of those two phones.... if we split them in even parts the sales may not be that impressive, but lets add more competition, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Dell, Asus, LG split them into the tastes of people and no android phone will show impressive sales at all, now the whole group turns into an impressive green mass.... this is why I think manufacturers work on their UI, android fans will fight over saying witch skins is superior above all the others, or witch phone has the better quality or the best parts, witch phone has a more lasting battery.... another example is the nexus S sales... who you think started disliking the phone? HTC and Motorola fans (myself included)

19. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Android fans and their UIs aside, they'll still agree that the iPhone feels inferior.

24. ATTCallCenter unregistered

I know you're not from the US, but your "witch" is spelled which. I'm just irritable today, but it's for your own good. And to the Apple people claiming the iPhone will beat any single Android phone you are somewhat correct, yet still skewing the position here. There are too many Androids to choose from to make people buy the same one, whereas, there are like 4 different iPhones? Apple is basically like a car company that makes one car. Just one car, it's a really nice car and a lot of people want one, but you just get to choose from one. Now Android is like a car company that produces your mid-size, pickup, and luxury model cars. More than one type of car, ranging from cheap to comparable to Apple's car. You have more cars to choose from therefore, not everyone is going to buy the same car. Now change the way you word things and skew results in favor the way you want them to appear and there you go. Apple cars outsell any single of Androids 10 different cars, but those 10 cars combined blow the tires off Apple completely. Now please learn to read better and comprehend what is going on here. If it wasn't for results with skewed words and results into the favor of one, marijuana would not be illegal

40. SomeGuy unregistered

Thank you. Thats all I was trying to say... It's pretty incredible that ONE phone can hold a quarter of the market share.

47. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You are right the phone is holding that quarter of the market share because there is nothing else running iOS. If iOS were on different phones like Android is then that ONE phone would not have that claim. If the iPhone was running another operating system then that operating system would be Android's rival. This is a case of the iPhone carrying the iOS, not like Android who carries all the phone manufacturers!

51. iami unregistered

TO (someguy ) your just not getting it are you. it is not pretty incredible that one phone is holding a quarter of the market. If apple was smart they would design more then one model and they would sell more. Only one phone has apple OS which is what everyone is trying to tell people like you. So when you say it correctly that apple OS has one quarter of the market in reality that is pretty lame. Android OS has over 50 percent of the market with the other 15 percent being (dumb Phones). In moron terms I myself work for a cell store which sells Att-VZW and T-mobile. I sell Iphone and every make android. We avg 50 new phones a month and about a hundred upgrades a month. No lie if ten of them is a Iphone then I sold a lot of iphones that month. Atleast a hundred are android brand. If you want to compare it to cars like some have. compare it to Mustangs against Camaro-Firebirds of the 80s am\nd 90s. A lot of people will hate me for saying this but people used to say the mustang was the best muscle car between those years. The mustang in reality was garbage. To tiny and the smallest V8 possible and no horsepower. Not even going to bring it that iut was made by Ford. If you looked at numbers yes the Mustang outsold the fire bird or the camaro in a one on one contest. But add the camaro and firebird which where identicle cars with very minor tweaks and diferent company names then there sales together crushed the mustangs. To me that is exactly whats going on with phones today. just like the cars the camaro-firebird had the bigger more advanced everything but came in two diferent models. Now i know the mustangs fanatics who read this will hate me and argue everything under the sun to make there car better again just like apple junkies do with there phone lol.

71. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

amen to that! My stock camaro blows the doors off mustangs.

93. Immolate unregistered

What will really be amazing is if Apple has 25% of the market three years from now. I'm betting it will be 10-15%. But three years from now, Apple won't be fighting to retain mobile market share, they'll be fighting to remain relevant in the tablet market they pretty much made relevant. Fact is that Apple managed to give itself some very strong advantages in the smart phone and tablet markets, but advantages won't keep you at the top if your fundamentals are flawed, and a one-size-fits-all philosophy only appears to about 12% of the population.

72. rayjones09

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

Why did he get thumbs downed? This was by no means a trolling comment.

10. duder unregistered

well its one phone vs one phone not one os vs one os this article would day something different is it was ios vs. android but they were very careful not to pit those together

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no single phone huh. Well, the galaxy2 has already smashed iphone4 preorder records and has had over 3 MILLION preorders, and its only been launched in smaller countries like S.Korea. That bests apple's best and it had preorders in much much larger countries like the US. Apple insider might find itself crying and eating its words when the Galaxy2 is launched world wide.

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