Apple's loss is Android's gain - iPhone sales slump
The iPhone 4S may still be the nation’s favourite smartphone, but sales of the handset have slumped in recent months as Android devices rise in popularity
Apple's iPhone 4S is beginning to lose its grip on the smartphone market as a result of growing competition from Android-toting handsets, such as the recently-released Galaxy S3 by Samsung.
The iPhone 4S accounted for nearly a fifth of all mobile phone sales in June, but the Financial Times reported that this figure was still down from a quarter at the beginning of March, the Daily Telegraph reports.
In a further blow to Apple, the data shows the Samsung S3 accounted for 18 per cent of smartphone sales in the first week of June.
However, the data does not include sales from Apple's stores or its website, neither does it take corporate purchases into account.
Words: Samantha Loveridge