iPhone 5s is top-seller in the US with iPhone 5c close behind

By , Oct 4, 2013

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Apple’s new iPhone 5s became the top-selling smartphone in the US during September. New numbers show the 5s and 5c were among the top three smartphones sold by all four major domestic carriers.

Helped along by record sales, the iPhone 5s also replaced Samsung’s Galaxy S4 as the best-selling smartphone among AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, according to Canaccord Genuity Friday…

The investment bank (via AppleInsider) cited “very strong initial sales and back orders for the iPhone 5s and strong iPhone 5c sales” in the US and internationally. Apple announced last month selling 9 million iPhones during the first weekend of availability. Today’s figures echo earlier reports that the iPhone 5s was in high demand.

At AT&T and Sprint, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c took No. 1 and No. 2 positions, knocking Samsung’s Galaxy S4 out of the top spot at Sprint and pushing the South Korean smartphone maker to No. 3 at AT&T. At Verizon, the iPhone 5s displayed No. 1 Samsung while the No. 3 iPhone 5c replaced Motorola’s Droid MAXX . At T-Mobile, which was the latest U.S. carrier to get the iPhone, the iPhone 5s pushed the Galaxy S4 out of the top spot.

Despite the drubbing Samsung took at the hands of Apple’s two new phones, Canaccord expects the Note 3 to “compete very well” with the new handsets. Samsung has been criticized for cheating on benchmarks which showed its device performing favorably. Apple has described the benchmarks as “shenanigans.”

In just the latest signal that the smartphone market is dominated by just two companies – Apple and Samsung – the report described “very weak” interest in the HTC One. HTC, along with BlackBerry and Motorola gave up market share in sales of high-tier smartphones, which are the bread and butter for Apple and Samsung.

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  • Mhm

    Samsung will overtake with again when the S5 comes out.

    • Brandon Weidema

      Apple will overtake the S5 with the iPhone 6 when it comes out.

      • Mhm

        Samsung will overtake when the S6 comes out.

      • https://twitter.com/N_2the_ATE Nate

        Apple will overtake the S6 with the iPhone 6S and the 6C………….

      • Derp

        And then will be overtaken by the S7

      • leart za jmi

        they bastards copied even the names, from 3gs to gs3, from 4s to s4

      • AR

        hahah I never thought that way :)

      • Taf Khan

        Ppl who buy Samsung usually want the best Android handset, in my view the tide will turn and Samsung will lose Android sales to HTC, the next flagship phone should better even the HTC One.

      • Hwang Lee

        It’s sad that HTC Revenues are going down

      • Concept

        I really hope that Microsoft finally dumps truck loads of money at the top 100 app developers. The Lumia devices are simply amazing from a hardware standpoint and I believe the core OS is better than Android and iOS. Once all of the apps come (and not limited pseudo apps), Windows Phone will be a strong #3 option. I think WP8 is like T-Mobile. A strong underdog that just keeps getting better and better.

      • blastingbigairs

        Windows Phone always has been, and always will be sh**. Don’t get your hopes up.

      • Quang

        They should sit down and agree to release new phone at the same time :)

    • felixtaf

      If you notice, iPhone 5s didnt need 10 days to dethrone Galaxy S4 (Months Old) in sales!!!!

    • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

      Apple will add the Galaxy S5-100 to the rectangle lawsuit.

      • felixtaf

        google dot com/patents/USD627777

        google dot com/patents/USD670286

        Go through this granted patent and tell us where was rectangle mentioned in the patent. Dont jus utter nonsense.

        Apple never got awarded a rectangle patent. Apple was awarded the ornamental design for the iPad. Its a design patent!

    • Concept

      How about when the Note 3 is released?

  • M R

    Now lets hear some whining from samesuk users.

    • @dongiuj

      Hahaha, this time you said samesuk! That one is reeeaaally funny too! Oh my god, you just keep thinking of all these funny things to say. How DO you do it? Soooo original and genius!

  • Taf Khan

    Shamsung will never achieve what Apple has done.
    Without The iPhone they would still be making clamshell phones.

    Apple changed the game with the first iPhone, they changed it with the ipad… . These are facts

    • Question

      Preach

    • Hwang Lee

      Without Samsung, demands for a bigger screen phone wouldn’t have happened, and the iPhone for all we may know may have never even come to existence.

      Honestly, these companies are nothing without each other, competition is good.

    • @dongiuj

      Omg, listen to yourself. You REALLY have no life! It’s because of people like you that make other people hate apple with your “apple is the best thing since sliced bread and can do no wrong approach”.
      YOU’RE SO DAMN ANNOYING!!!!!!

      • Cameron Chao

        i sense massive amount of butthurt in your system.

      • @dongiuj

        You feeling it, are you?

      • Taf Khan

        How many login accounts you got dude? Too many no doubt! It’s funny how other name calling b!tches dissapear when your about. If your gonna shout abuse then be man enough to show your face!

      • @dongiuj

        Just the one login account. That’s all that’s needed. And showing somebody’s face on a twitter account is being a man is it? You really are an idiot, aren’t you!

      • Taf Khan

        If you are gonna hurl abuse at some then don’t hide, let’s see who you are tough man, don’t hide!

      • Taf Khan

        Deal with it B!tch!

      • @dongiuj

        Your comments are just so monotonous. Get back to your boyfriend, he summoning you.

      • Taf Khan

        Haha….. Who is the one using the term “BUTTHURT” in his comments… ??!. That would be you!

      • @dongiuj

        Just repeating what somebody else started using first. You should check the full conversation and try your hardest to understand it before making your dumb ass comments. Besides, what are you doing back here, your boyfriend give you a time out or something?

      • Taf Khan

        No but your mother did! Dirty B!tch! Boooooom!

      • @dongiuj

        And that’s the best you can do? Now I know you’re just a school kid with a comment like that. I think this conversation is now at an end because I can’t waste anymore time arguing with a child like you.

      • Taf Khan

        Good! You call be a twat, then repeatedly suggested I was busy with a boyfriend and now I’m a child?? I had to set the record straight and tell you that I was busy with your mum only. If your man enough to spout shit then be man enough to take..

  • n0ahcruz3

    Translation: every major phone releases by the top two(Apple & Sammy) will dethrone the previous flagship phone.

  • Royce Otero

    And how long did it take for galaxy s4 to reach 5 million phone sells?

  • @sexyhamthing

    Why would anyone pick up a 5c, less money’ll get you a *nicer* second hand 5, slightly more will get you a 5s

    • BoardDWorld

      The only reason will be marketing and colour.

  • p_amXtr

    Well what else did you expect from $AAPL?!?

  • @dongiuj

    Man, I checked out a 5c and can not jistify the price of it. It looks nasty. I thought it would really appeal to me but that back cover looks out of place near the screen and makes it look so much more of a budget phone…. over priced in my opinion.

    • Cameron Chao

      hasnt Samsung been releasing similarly priced plastic phones the past 5 years? in fact dont those plastic phones look more cheap with its removable parts?

      • @dongiuj

        To be honest, I can’t justify the price of ALL “high end phones”. Not sure why you brought Samsung into this conversation but I guess you’re feeling “butthurt”
        ; )

      • Cameron Chao

        there isnt a need to justify when.
        1. You can afford it.
        2. They are all similarly priced.
        But, Apple does release non plastic phones and sells them for only a tad bit more than its competitors.

        I dont think Apple haters are in a position to call Apple fanboys butthurt with the recent news of extremely high apple sales, better benchmark results and how Samsung copies and cheats.

      • @dongiuj

        Well, I can’t comment on the “apple haters” part of what you just said because I’m not one of them. I just don’t talk as if the sun shines out apples AR$€. But I guess, for you to start mentioning “butthurt” further up the page, means that you must be feeling it about something that I said. Sorry if I “butthurt” your feelings.
        Remember, I said “in my opinion”.
        And don’t start about Samsung again. I have no idea why you keep bringing up Samsung and not other companies. It’s like you have massive butthurt about Samsung. Apple copies too, more and more recently.

      • Taf Khan

        Where is yer Mate Kurt… Kurt!

      • @dongiuj

        Who? I don’t know who you think I am but I know you are hugely mistaken. Mate, are you clinically ok in the head? Seriously, get yourself checked out before you make an even bigger twat of yourself.

      • Taf Khan

        Yeah yeah yeah, Blah blah blah… Whatever KURT

      • Cameron Chao

        nah hes not Kurt, their similar but still show a difference.

      • Cameron Chao

        Samsung are closest to Apple duh. You want me to compare with blackberry or LG? their sales dont even come close to apple. Hell, Androids nexus line dont either. My last paragraph in that last post applies to every smartphone making company in the world. (The last part saying Samsung copies and cheats can apply to most other brands too)

      • @dongiuj

        Including apple

      • blastingbigairs

        Go troll XDA with the rest of your Android turds, you are not wanted here guy. Get a clue!!

      • Hwang Lee

        Yeah, but removable battery and SD card is good for me.

      • Cameron Chao

        then i respect your decision, but actually what you dont know is that removable battery and SD card might help the company save costs in production. Usually you get with a SD card slot you get a smaller internal storage. As for removable battery, they could make money by selling people what they might not have needed.

      • @sexyhamthing

        internal storage… apple charging a couple hundred for 20 dollars of flash storage

      • Cameron Chao

        every company is there to make money, like i said, Samsung charges a huge amount for its plastic body.

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Sure they are awesome stuff, but LG G2 and nexus does not incooperate rhose features. I dont think removable batteries and sdcards are selling points anymore.

      • Hwang Lee

        It was a selling point for me haha. I’m able to store my 2000 songs and 15 movies on my SD card. The selling point for the G2 and Nexus are totally different, the G2 being battery life and the Nexus being price

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Yup, gotta agree

  • Concept

    So the latest flagship phone from the #1/#2 company in the world sold the most phones right after release? Shocking! Wait until November when the iPhone 5s/c has been on the market for two months and the Note 3 is out. I’m willing to bet the 5c drops out of the top 3 and the 5s drops to #3.

    This crap happens every year. The iPhone is released and it sells like crazy then drops off a few months later. The iPhone sells great, it always will be in the top 5 all year long. But the rise to #1 is no surprise to anyone, therefore it’s not really noteworthy.