In less than three years Apple has knocked Motorola off its perch with the iPhone becoming the top selling phone in the US. Apple sold 8.8 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2010, with Motorola shipping 8.5 Million units.
Times have changed because when the Motorola Razr was the must have handset just four years ago, it shipped 46.1 million units in the same quarter. Only 2.3 million of the units Motorola sold where smartphones, but with the Droid phone on Verizon the company sold more smartphones than they were expecting.
The iPhone continues to sell well around the world with more than fifty million units shipped so far across the world. Sales of the device have shot up 72% in Japan in the past year, and when you consider that Microsoft brushed off the threat of the device getting any market share at its launch, the iPhone is doing pretty well. For more detail visit Macworld.com.
With the reported Verizon iPhone coming in the fall of 2010, this will surely strengthen Apple’s grip on being the U.S. leading cell phone company.