For the first time in years, one single handset model has reportedly outsold the iPhone. Strategy Analytics says that more Samsung Galaxy S III phones than Apple iPhone 4S handsets were sold
in third quarter of this year. Samsung moved 18 million such handsets while Apple sold 16.2 million during the three month period, says the research firm. It should be noted that Samsung's figures represent shipments, not actual sales, but there's a bigger point to be made here: Samsung is currently the only company that can even come close to competing
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iPhone 5 Brings Big Opportunities to Retailers and Manufacturers
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In the first 24 hours of its release, more than two million orders were placed for the iPhone 5. These lightning-speed pre-orders quickly struck down Apple’s previous record of one million first-day pre-orders for the iPhone 4S last October. While it’s very easy to find this impressive, some may find it difficult to see opportunity in another company’s achievement. But by further expanding into the wireless accessory segment of the CE marketplace, retailers and manufacturers can translate some of Apple’s sales success into their own.
For retailers, one of the most significant changes unveiled with the iPhone 5 is the Lightning connector. Eighty percent smaller than the previous 30-pin connector, the new Lightning connector renders obsolete many of the iPhone accessories consumers own. Although consumers can choose to buy the $29 adapter from Apple to use with their existing iPhone accessories, many will likely opt to purchase new accessories all together. Retailers who understand this potential and prepare by stocking new iPhone 5 accessories will definitely reap the rewards.