Following reports that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx had surpassed Apple’s iPhone 4S in sales at Verizon, another report by Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley says it isn’t so. According to Walkley, the Apple iPhone 4S remains Verizon’s top selling handset and has been the top selling handset at all major carriers for all of 2012 thus far.
A previous report by William Blair analyst Anil Doradla claimed that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx had surpassed Apple’s device, putting the iPhone in second place for the June quarter. Doradla believed that the drop in popularity on Verizon had more to do with the carrier’s aggressive marketing of its 4G LTE handsets, rather than anticipation for the next-gen iPhone.
However, Walkley claims the contrary. He says that although the Droid Razr Maxx is gaining ground it hasn’t caught up to the iPhone yet. His own channel checks revealed the iPhone 4S is still the top selling device, followed by the Droid Razr Maxx in second and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in third.