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Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 4S outsold Samsung Galaxy SIII in 2012 Q4: Report

London, Feb 22 (ANI): The iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S each outsold the Galaxy SIII in the last quarter of 2012, refuting suggestions that consumers are getting bored of the Silicon Valley company’s products.

The figures showed Apple’s current smartphone models soared ahead of Samsung’s flagship mobile to become the first and second biggest sellers toward the end of the year.

Nevertheless, figures from tech market research firm Strategy Analytics showed Apple sold 27.4million iPhone 5s in Q4 and 17.4million iPhone 4S handsets, the Daily Mail reports.

That compared to sales of 15.4million for the Samsung Galaxy SIII, a whopping 12million fewer shipped than Apple’s top-of-the-range smartphone, the report said.

According to the paper, with the Galaxy due for an update, it perhaps does not seem surprising that the latest Apple device outsold it.

But what did surprise observers was that the older 4S model also outsold the more highly specced Samsung phone, the paper added. (ANI)