This is pretty great news, according to the incredible sales figures released by Apple yesterday during their quarterly earnings report, the iPhone surpassed the Android and thereby taking the number one spot in U.S. The guys at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech figured out that Apple sold 37 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2011, making Apple the top smartphone manufacturer on the planet.
Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldplanel stated “Apple has continued its strong sales run in the US, UK and Australia over the Christmas period,” furthermore he adds “Overall, Apple sales are now growing at a faster rate than Android across the nine countries we cover.”
While this might not seem like a big deal, you still need to remember that there are hundreds of smartphones running Android Android, whereas Apple currently only sells three generations of the iPhone.
Wonder what 2012 has in store for Apple, will the release of the much anticipated iPhone 5 catapult these numbers even higher? What do you think will Apple be able to keep the top spot or will Android phones dominate the market during 2012?