Sep 4th, 2012

And you wonder why Apple and their legal team have declared “thermonuclear” war on Samsung? Since its debut back in October of 2011, the iPhone 4S has consistently dominated the smartphone market as the single top selling smartphone in the US. And for the first time since its launch, it’s now taking the #2 spot, just under the Samsung Galaxy S3.

That’s right, according to a report from analyst Michael Walkley of Canaccord Genuity, the Galaxy S3 is now the top selling smartphone in the US and Apple can’t be too happy about it. Where most smartphones (like the One X, or Droid-whatever) are only sold on a single carrier, the Galaxy S3 came out swinging, finding itself offered not only on The Big 4, but smaller MVNO’s as well. It was a recipe for success. Of course, while some will hold Samsung’ success to the fact that we’re approaching the eve of the iPhone 5 (only 12 days away), that still hasn’t slowed down Samsung’s sales of the GS3 which are still going strong.

[Cnet | BGR]