It may not come as a massive surprise that Apple’s iPhone, despite the excessive price-tag, is the top-selling smartphone in the U.S. market right now.

iPhone 4 3GS

What is interesting, though, is that it is followed by its predecessor – the iPhone 3GS, which despite being over two years old, continues to outsell Android-based devices from likes of Samsung and HTC. Here we list the top 5 selling devices in the second quarter:

1. Apple iPhone 4
2. Apple iPhone 3GS
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. HTC Inspire 4G
5. Samsung INTENSITYII

Despite iPhone 4 leading the pack from older brother 3GS, the report by research company NPD did show that Android OS covers the lion’s share of the market with 52% of new sales during Q2 of this year. iOS claimed a solid 29% share, while RIM’s BlackBerry device/OS only managed to muster 11% of the market – further evidence that the once market-leading range is continuing its rapid downward plummet towards the tech scrapheap. BlackBerry Messenger was a huge reason why RIM’s devices were so popular a couple of years ago, but the advances made on other platforms, and the ease in which one can freely communicate through WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger apps has left the BlackBerry exposed – with not a lot else left to reel in customers.

Despite the lack of  a new iPhone which is usually launched at the end of Q2, Apple has still managed to keep consumers interested with the introduction of the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 on Verizon which launched in February. The tediously elongated release of the white iPhone 4 in April kept the Cupertino in the headlines, but by that time many had either decided to wait for the next device, bought a conversion kit, or actually realized that in reality, the white iPhone doesn’t look that nice.

Although we now have the much-improved iPhone 4 and are looking ahead to the fifth installment, it is important to pay homage to a smartphone which has exceeded anybody’s expectations in terms of sales and longevity. The iPhone 3GS is free today at Best Buy on a two year AT&T plan as opposed to the usual $49, so grab yourself a great device which will undoubtedly go down as a classic by clicking here.

With Apple perched so nicely atop the rest, can you see maybe, HTC or Samsung catching the iPhone any time soon?

(via MacRumors)

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