The two best-sellers
In a separate report today, market researcher Strategy Analytics said that the iPhone 5 soared to become the best-selling smartphone model in the world during the fourth quarter with 27.4 million units of Apple's latest model being sold. The No. 2 device was Apple's previous-generation iPhone 4S at 17.4 million units.
Both iPhone models pushed Samsung's popular Galaxy S III from No. 1 in the third quarter to No. 3 in the fourth quarter, with the South Korean company's unit shipments declining sequentially from 18 million to 15.4 million. That hardly sounds like weak demand to me.