NPD: iPhone 4S Outselling iPhone 4 By 75 Percent

NPD: iPhone 4S Outselling iPhone 4 By 75 Percent


New data out of market research firm NPD this evening suggests that Apple’s latest smartphone offering – the iPhone 4S – could now be outstripping demand of the device’s previous predecessor – the iPhone 4 – by a rate of 75 percent.

The data, (taken for the period of Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter of 2011), showed that both Android and Apple’s iOS-powered devices collectively accounted for well over 90 percent of all smartphone sales from customers located in the U.S, with Apple reported to have taken a 43 percent chunk of those sales, and Android managing to secure the other 48 percent.

Drilling further into those figures, the NPD noted that it had found prospective buyers surveyed in this period preferred Android to that of Apple’s iPhone, with 57 percent for buying an Android OS-powered handset and 34 percent noting their next purchase would be an iPhone.

[via 9to5Mac]