Survey Showing Android Beating iPhone Forces Apple To Issue Media Statement

What do we have here? Is it an on the record statement from an Apple spokesperson in response to a media request? Why, yes it is.

The notoriously tight lipped Apple PR department is responding to a survey, which showed phones running on Google’s Android operating system outselling iPhones in the U.S.

The statement, courtesy Apple spokesperson Natalie Harrison:

This is a very limited report on 150,000 US consumers responding to an online survey and does not account for the more than 85 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide…IDC figures show that iPhone has 16.1 percent of the smartphone market and growing, far outselling Android on a worldwide basis. We had a record quarter with iPhone sales growing by 131 percent and with our new iPhone OS 4.0 software coming this summer, we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.

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