Older iOS devices outselling newer Android devices
The first generation iPad and the iPhone 3GS are currently outselling most newer Android devices, according to a Canaccord Genuity report. The report details the results of retail channel sales checks done at Verizon and AT&T stores. It found Apple's iPhone 4 to be the most popular-selling device "by far" but, interestingly, it also found that the first-generation iPad and the older iPhone 3GS usually outsells newer Android tablets and smartphones.
"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," the Canaccord report reads. "We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels."
The US$49 iPhone 3GS helps Apple scoop up customers who want a full-featured smart phone at a cheaper price and many more opt for it that the HTC Inspire or Motorola Atrix, according to the report. Interestingly the report also says that Android phones are taking away sales from Windows 7 phones, but not the iPhone. As for tablets, the iPad has an incredible lead over the PlayBook and Xoom, both of which only have "modest sales."
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