Apple is already developing a strained relationship with Samsung and the latest sales rankings that put the Galaxy S2 ahead of the iPhone 4 for the past two months is not going to help smooth things. However, this does not necessarily mean that Samsung is outselling Apple. Both companies are already embroiled in a variety of lawsuits against each other. Apple is accusing Samsung of copying aspects of the iPhone 4 and Samsung is claiming that Apple violated around 10 of its patents.

Samsung did not just managed to beat out Apple but it also managed to outperform a host of other rivals. Thus, for the month of June, the Galaxy S2 did better than the iPhone 4, HTC Sensation, HTC desire and the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Personally, we think Samsung does deserve credit for an amazing smart phone because the specs are just great. The Galaxy S2 features a 4.3-inch display, 8 mega pixel camera, and a 1.2 Ghz processor. Even with all that raw power, the phone is relatively light. Thus, the Galaxy is impressive on its own right and outperforms the iPhone easily. 

Apple will definitely not go down without a fight; it is already planning to release a newer version of the iPhone this year. The iPhone 5 will feature new upgrades and seek to address some of the problems that plagued the iPhone 4. That does not mean that Apple’s rivals will be watching in awe, instead they are already planning to release a whole bunch of new and more exotic phones. The battle has also expanded to the iOS realm with both Google and Apple releasing updated mobile iOS systems.

Gone are the days of Apple’s invincibility. Now it needs to fight for what it has earned. For consumers like you and me, this is very good news.