Business Insider reports on a new research note from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley claiming that Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III has surpassed Apple's iPhone 4S to become the top-selling smartphone in the United States. Walkley's data shows the iPhone 4S continuing to lead at AT&T during August but falling to second at Sprint behind the Galaxy S III and third at Verizon behind the Galaxy S III and the Motorola RAXR MAXX. The Galaxy S III is also on top at T-Mobile, which does not officially offer the iPhone.

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The shift is due to a combination of factors, partly strong performance by Samsung with its new flagship smartphone launched in June and partly weakness on the part of the iPhone as consumers begin to hold off in anticipation of the iPhone 5 set for later this month following an introduction next week.

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Biolizard Avatar
151 months ago
So Samsung's new phone beat Apple's year old phone in the month before the new iPhone is released?

No wai!!
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goodcow Avatar
151 months ago
this will change once the iPhone 5 comes out, and have you seen the S III? It's freaking HUGE! Who want's that mini tablet of a phone in your pocket! Not me!

Apparently millions of other people do...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GoCubsGo Avatar
151 months ago
I love the defensiveness in the comments.
I love my iPhone and won't be moving away from it again any time soon but really, you have to admit that there are some nice phones on the market.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gmanist1000 Avatar
151 months ago
That will change... on the 21st
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AR999 Avatar
151 months ago
this will change once the iPhone 5 comes out, and have you seen the S III? It's freaking HUGE! Who want's that mini tablet of a phone in your pocket! Not me!

Have you seem the iPhone screen?? 3.5 inches, so tiny, size hasn't changed since 07, Jesus Christ!!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b166er Avatar
151 months ago
Wait- so now that the S3 is the most popular phone is it now cool to hate Samsung? Is apple the underdog again? I'm very confused, someone please tell me which phone will increase my social status.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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