The iPhone 5s has retained its status as the best-selling smartphone at the four tier-1 U.S. carriers for the third month running, with the iPhone 5c taking third place after the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Data from Canaccord Genuity showed that the iPhone 5s has topped the sales charts at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile every month since launch, reports AllThingsD.

“Our surveys indicated continued strong sales of the iPhone 5s, as it was by far the top selling smartphone at all four tier-1 U.S. carriers and at most channels where the smartphone launched globally,” analyst T. Michael Walkley explained in a note to clients. “Our surveys also indicated steady iPhone 5c sales with the smartphone’s color options and more affordable price point proving popular with its intended audience” … 

Prior to the launch of the new iPhones, Apple held the top slot at only one of the four carriers, AT&T, with the iPhone 5 sitting in second place behind the Samsung S4 at the others.

On the basis of these numbers, Canaccord Genuity has increased its forecast shipment numbers for Q1 2014 from 52M to 54M. Supplies of the iPhone 5s have been a limiting factor until recently, but a store survey just a few days ago showed that supplies now appear to have caught up with demand.

The news comes just a day after the iPhone market share in China was reported to have doubled since the launch of the iPhone 5s and 5c.

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6 Responses to “iPhone 5s undisputed king at all four major U.S. carriers ever since launch”

  1. Where are all the anti Tim Cook Commenters, you know the ones predicting Apple’s demise?


    • drtyrell969 says:

      I’m right here and these statistics are total crap. The Android market is EATING iPhone for lunch. The sheer tonnage of professionals ditching the iPhone / iOS for Android absolutely staggering and Tim Cook is well aware of the problem. This Apple 1991 all over again. They will be acquired by Google in less than 10 years. The fact this site lacks any critical comments about Apple is proof this is nothing more than a glorified Apple PR motor. gets SUED out of existence, and this site and a dozen more pop up to fill its place with 100% PRO-Apple articles. Fair and Balanced right?


  2. I own a Z10, an S4 and now finally the 5S Samsung botched the 4.3 update and it was the final straw for me. I must say iOS 7 while not perfect, it gives me consistency I didn’t have in other products. The screen is a small sacrifice (unless you watch netflix all day) since I need instant e-mail, a good calendar and a good keyboard to get through the day. After owning all 3 I must say that Siri is the big difference maker for me. SVoice is horrible, if you want a password / PIN on your phone while driving good luck. The S is for Sucks it doesn’t work. Siri books appointments, checks emails and messages all hands free and most importantly makes calls while the phone is locked and it just works. My only complaint about iOS 7 are the lowMemory crashes but that is more prevalent on the iPad than the iPhone. Everything else is buttery smooth and awesome with the iPhone 5S.


  3. Are the people who switched from iPhone to Galaxy happy, or do they want to go back? Buy s5 or wait for iPhone 6?