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Old gen iPhone outsells new Android smartphones

Old gen iPhone outsells new Android smartphones

Consumers are choosing ageing iPhone models over new Android phones over the Pond, mobile industry mavens have revealed.

According to investment dons Canaccord Genuity, the positively ancient (in smartphone terms, anyway) iPhone 3GS sold more units than the boxfresh Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T.

And the iPad is defying time and tide too. Both the 16 GB and 32GB models were totally sold out in the fortnight on Verizon after the iPad 2 hit Stateside.

Report author Michael Walkley said: "Interestingly, our April checks indicated continued strong demand for the iPhone 3GS at AT&T and iPad 1 at Verizon, as these older generation products with reduced prices often outsold new Android products.

"We believe this highlights Apple's significant competitive advantage, and these older products help Apple offer a tiered pricing strategy at key channels and the older Apple products are still very competitive versus new competitor products."

Similar price cuts in Blighty mean that UK consumers can now pick up an iPhone 3GS – albeit the slimmed down 8GB version - for £25 per month on 3, with a £49 initial outlay for the handset.

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