The research institution Nielsen released some pretty interesting data on the trend in smart phone sales over the summer. Apparently, in the US, there were two Android supported smartphones purchased for every one iPhone over the past 3 months.
The data highlighted that 58% of smartphones purchased over June, July, and August were Android smartphones. Comparatively, only 28% of smartphones purchased were iPhones. All the way at the bottom were the Black Berry phones, coming in at only 9% of total sales.
But before you sell all your Apple stock consider that the new iPhone 5 is supposed to debut in mid-October (tentatively.) One possible reason for the low number of iPhone sales is that many would-be iPhone buyers were waiting for the newest iteration of Apple’s genius invention. It’ll be interesting to see how this percentage breakdown changes over the next 3 months as the consumer masses flock to the new iPhone 5.