Sure, phone sales charts are pretty much useless considering it’s a exercise in “who released the latest phone this time,” but let us bask in it for a while please: Apple’s iPhone 5S now sits on top of the carrier sales charts at AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile according to surveys by Canaccord Genuity.
Our September surveys indicated very strong initial sales and back orders for the iPhone 5s and strong iPhone 5c sales at the four tier-1 U.S. carriers and also in international markets.
The good news for Apple doesn’t stop there either. The report also indicates that the iPhone 5C is sitting within the top 3 for all major carriers and in the number two spot at both AT&T and Sprint.
Like I said off the top, these numbers mean pretty much squat in the larger picture because the latest released phone usually performs the best in the month it’s released, unless you’re BlackBerry. Like Elmer-Dewitt says in the article, this does, however, provide some evidence that the rumors of new iPhones sitting on shelves in warehouses somewhere is probably B.S. at this point.