According to a report by Strategy Analytics, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S were the top two smartphones sold worldwide in the last quarter of 2012. Both devices have passed the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is in third place. The iPhone 5 sales figure provided by Strategy Analytics for the last quarter of 2012 is 27.4 million. While this figure is a good approximation, being totally specific, we must make an important point, which is that these figures are units produced, not sold, so there will always be a small percentage of unsold stock terminals.
The folks at Strategy Analytics says, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S posted better sales number than Samsung Galaxy S III. Basically in Q4 2012 iPhone 5 has sold almost double the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the difference between the iPhone 4S and Koreans terminal was 2 million units. Q4 2012 was the most important fiscal quarter of 2012, this time including winter holidays where consumers spend more than any other time of year.
With only two terminals, Apple owns more than 20% of the global market with more than 40 million handsets sold in Q4 2012 only. It must be said that the Galaxy S3 is coming to be replaced by his imminent successor, already widely discussed and waited.