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Apple iPhone 4S push up smartphone sales in October

The latest figures into sales of Smartphones in the UK reveal that thanks largely to demand for the new Apple iPhone 4S, Apple far out-sold rivals such as Google Android phones in October.

Figures published today from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Apple’s iPhone accounted for 42.8% of all UK Smartphone sales in October. Android phones accounted for 35% of all sales. The rise of the Smartphone continues unabated – 44.8% of all Brits now own a Smartphone.

Apple Shop Sales Growth: Is Apple Unstoppable?

Findings published last week from IMRG-Hitwise revealed that Apple has jumped six places to be number two behind Amazon as the most popular ‘hot shop’ in the UK. Apple’s web traffic increased five-fold over the last three months to the end of October. The figures show that in October, Apple accounted for one in every 250 visits from UK internet users.

The iPhone 4S is undoubtedly the main generator behind all of the interest in Apple at the moment, and will likely remain so until the iPhone 5.0 or the iPad 3 look set to make an appearance (coming in 2012?). The iPhone 4S has a whole bunch of cool features, but none is quite as entertaining as Siri – the new voice recognition software. But even Apple can struggle with certain accents and questions; check out these clips of people using the Siri software.

iPhone 4S Alternatives

Depending on what package you opt for – and if you opt for a contract-less deal – the iPhone 4S will cost at least £499 for the 16GB model in black or white. If you want to beef up your package you will be paying £599 for a 32GB iPhone 4S, or £699 for the 64GB version. It is a lot of money to spend on a phone, so you may want to consider some alternative tech bundles.