Apple users are reportedly more loyal when compared to users of other brands, and this seems to have been proven by several surveys in the past few months. Brand loyalty leads to sales, of course, and that’s why the iPhone 5s remains the best-selling smartphone in the US according to anew report.
Six months after its launch, iPhone 5s is the top-selling smartphone across all major US carriers, according to a new survey from Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley which the folks at AppleInsider managed to obtain. Samsung Galaxy S4 captured the runner-up spot on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 on a few carriers. The colorful iPhone 5C, on the other hand, was nowhere to be found in the March figures.
There’s another interesting thing to note in the chart; HTC One M8, which was released on March 25th at a press event in New York, managed to grab the second spot for the sales on Verizon. That’s pretty impressive, considering it’s been less than a week since it was released. I had some hands-on experience with it, and I must admit HTC has made a solid device. The handset could make a dent in Apple iPhone 5s sales, as the analyst notes, as could the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Walkley notes Apple will gain back the market share when the iPhone 6 launches later this year with a larger screen. “We believe Apple will win back meaningful high-end market share during H2/C2014 based on our belief new iPhones with larger screen sizes could create a strong upgrade cycle among Apple’s loyal base,” said Walkley.
It will be interesting to see how good next months figures will be.