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Apple's 2+ year old iPhone 3GS is still selling strong

Apple's iPhone 3GS may be showing a few grey hairs on its chin (at least in terms of the lifespan of the average smartphone), but it's still a big seller in the United States according to The NDP Group. The market research firm just released its smartphone handset sales figures for the fourth quarter which show that the Apple iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS were the #1 and #2 bestselling smartphones for the third quarter.
Here are the top five smartphones:
  1. Apple iPhone 4
  2. Apple iPhone 3GS
  3. HTC EVO 4G
  4. Motorola Droid 3
  5. Samsung Intensity II
NPD's research also showed that the average selling price for smartphones (on contract) declined to $135 during Q3.

Apple's 8GB iPhone 3GS was selling for $99 with a two-year contract until the launch of the iPhone 4S. Now the phone is available for free with a two-year contract while the 8GB iPhone 4 has moved into the $99 spot.

Source: The NPD Group

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RE: The death ofthe spec
By Onimuto on 11/15/2011 10:27:24 PM , Rating: 2
which is why I suspect that few iPhone 4 users

Few? You mean the majority of iphone 4 users. i Highly doubt the greater majority was willing to pay full price for an iphone 4s.
After using and iphone 4s and comparing it to my 4 it was about as useless as tits on a boar hog. Unless it was a 64gig modle.
people who buy every singel iphone model are the Few.

RE: The death ofthe spec
By semiconshawn on 11/16/2011 8:40:22 AM , Rating: 2
The 4S is worth $600 for this feature alone....."wake me up in 30 minutes"......."your alarm is now set for 8:09 am".

"Spreading the rumors, it's very easy because the people who write about Apple want that story, and you can claim its credible because you spoke to someone at Apple." -- Investment guru Jim Cramer

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