Motorola’s Droid Razr Maxx is “gaining ground” on the iPhone 4S, but Apple’s flagship phone is still Verizon’s top-selling smartphone. Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley gave these details to AppleInsider on Tuesday. He also said that the Razr Maxx hasn’t taken over from the iPhone 4s on Verizon.
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Competing analyst Anil Doradla of William Blair contradicts this finding though. According to Apple 2.0, Doradla’s channel checks say that the Razr Maxx has outstripped the iPhone 4s, which is now in second place.
Walkley still says no, though. He claims that while the Razr is catching up, ir “hasn’t caught iPhone.” His research places the iPhone at the top of the Verizon tree, as well as AT&T’s and Sprint’s, for the whole of 2012 so far.
In a note released earlier in June, Walkley revealed that in May, the iPhone 4S was the US’ top-selling smartphone despite the “gradual share losses” in each carier. The iPhone 4S was more popular on Verizon than the Razr Maxx and the Galaxy Nexus, which were second and third respectively in May.
Over at AT&T, the 4S has been more popular than its runner-up the Nokia Lumia 900 and the third place Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. At Sprint, the 4S beat the Galaxy Nexus into second place and its stablemate the GS2 into third.
However, the iPhone 4S faces its stiffest competition yet – the Samsung Galaxy S3. The S3 came out with limited availability in the US last week but it’ll soon make its way into the big four networks.
Samsung has said this week that it’s working hard to satisfy the high demand for the Galaxy S3, and it expects to sell 10 million units to its networks in July. Apple will hit back with the iPhone 5 in the autumn of course.