Thursday, February 17, 2011

Early Verizon iPhone 4 sales missing expectations: report

AT&T may be saying "whew" right about now, based on this new information, which backs up info about a lack of lines at retailers on the launch day of the Verizon iPhone. The numbers obtained by BGR and posted Wednesday, February 16 shows Verizon iPhone sales underperforming expectations.

It doesn't mean, however, the new CDMA version is a failure. The report, showing data from five Apple stores (combined, including two "very, very" prominent Apple stores) has the numbers for both Verizon and AT&T iPhone 4 sales during the Verizon iPhone’s first five days of availability:
  • Thursday: Verizon = 909, AT&T = 539
  • Friday: Verizon = 916, AT&T = 680
  • Saturday: Verizon = 660, AT&T = 471
  • Sunday: Verizon = 796, AT&T = 701
  • Monday: Verizon = 711, AT&T = 618
At the same time, the report stated that among online pre-orders (550,000) 30 percent of people buying Verizon iPhones were Android users, slightly more than 25 percent of people buying Verizon iPhones were BlackBerry users, and only 14 percent of buyers were AT&T iPhone owners. The remainder either didn't want to answer, or didn't have a cell phone or smartphone prior to their purchases.

It was reported that the lack of lines on launch day (Feb. 10) surprised many retailers. However, many pundits have been telling those who would listen that if they wanted a Verizon iPhone, they've waited since 2007, so wait for the iPhone 5, due out in a few months.

Via: BGR

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