It looks like the iPhone has finally given itself the longevity that it has needed to triumph over all other smart phone models. Even with the iPhone 4‚Äö√Ñ√¥s antenna problems and service issues it looks as though it will continue to lead the pack right up until the release of the iPhone 5. This coming Friday will mark the one year anniversary of the iPhone 4, and it is still the highest selling smart phone even after gracing the market for a full year.
What this really means is that it continues to outsell Android models, even the newest ones as they are released. This is a major advancement as it has always been an industry standard to see the newest model to come out on top, at least for a period of time. The research itself can be considered a little skewed, but it is convincing. When 250 stores for both Verizon and AT&T were interviewed more than half said that the iPhone was their best selling phone. 21% mentioned that the Android was on top and 20% said they were tied, but with this ratio it does mean that Apple is driving through. This statistic also fails to give the full picture as the Android OS really represents a huge range of phones, while iPhone means only one thing.
This has really been the trend all year as the earliest months saw both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3Gs on top, showing that even an older model of the iPhone can beat out the Android and Blackberry. Part of this can be attributed to the release of the Verizon iPhone, which had such a build up that it slammed Verizon stores upon its release.
There is really only one prediction that this lends itself: the iPhone 5 is going to blow the industry up. This could be the final move that will cement the iPhone as its own classification of smart phone, if only because of its popularity. Now with the iOS 5 features like iMessage and iCloud it seems that those who have crossed over to the iWorld are there to stay, and Android may have lost them forever.