iPhone 5 Tops Global Smartphone Marketshare In Q4
Apple's iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone in the world, according to a new report from the company Strategy Analytics.
The report claim that Apple's iPhone 5 overtook Samsung's Galaxy S3 to become the world's best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever in the fourth quarter of 2012. Apple's iPhone 5 smartphone model shipped an estimated 27.4 million units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012.
The same report went on further to say that the iPhone 5 captured an impressive 13 percent share of all smartphones shipped globally and it has become the world's best-selling model for the first time ever. A rich touchscreen design, extensive distribution across dozens of countries, and generous operator subsidies have been among the main causes of the iPhone 5's success.
Meanwhile, according to that report the top three top-selling smartphones in the world in terms of shipments for Q4 2012 are the Apple iPhone 5 with 27.4 millions, the Apple 4S with 17.4 millions, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 with 15.4 millions.
Additionally, the global smartphone marketshare by model in Q4 2012 are the Apple iPhone 5 with 12.6 percent, the Apple iPhone 4S with 8.0 percent, and the Samsung Galaxy S3 with 7.1 percent.
Other smartphone brands and models are trailing the above handsets in the Strategy Analytics' report for Q4 2012 with a combined total global shipments of 156.8 millions and 72.3 percent global marketshare.
However, according to Strategy Analytics, the above figures for Samsung Galaxy S3 does not include the total numbers for other Samsung smartphone models including the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy S or any other related models. Also, the above figures for the iPhone does not include the iPhone 4 model or any other related models, according to the said analytics firm.