So as it turns out that a brand spanking new iPhone 5 wasn’t really what was needed for Apple to maintain its lead in the industry after all. All it took was a souped up iPhone 4S and maybe a new iOS to lure drooling buyers into long lines or to camp out at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and Apple stores.
This startling news must be discouraging to the growing list of Apple smartphone competitors who must at this moment be comtemplating slashing their wrists out of sheer frustration trying to figure out exactly what its gonna take to grab a piece of Apple’s ever-expanding market share.
AT&T and Sprint reported significant demand for new activations and increasing sales all due to the release of the iPhone 4S.
Sprint who just started carrying iPhones in October has reported their best day of retail sales for a device family.
The only looming major challenge on the horizon is expected to come October 19th with the launch of Samsung/Google’s Nexus Prime/Galaxy
Sprint’s appeal as an iPhone supplier may have come from customers’ desiring true unlimited data pricing plans or harboring a deep seated need to move away from AT&T. Verizon Wireless also seems quite happy with significant iPhone sales and activation figures.
10/15/11 Addendum: It seems all three major retailer/carriers have sold out, so it might be wise to check with them first before making a long trip for one.
Again this must really irk Apple’s competitors because Apple does by accident what they can’t seem to accomplish on purpose. Let’s see what the customer reaction to the Oct. 19th Google/Samsung Android event will be.