iPhone Again Represents Over Half of Verizon's Smartphone Sales in 1Q 2012

Marking the first significant piece of data to help build a picture of Apple's quarterly iPhone sales numbers ahead of next week's earnings release, Verizon today announced its own earnings results for the first quarter of 2012, revealing during the associated conference call that it activated 3.2 million iPhones during the quarter.

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The number is down from 4.3 million iPhones in the previous quarter, which was part of Apple's record-setting launch quarter for the iPhone 4S that saw the company sell 37 million iPhones worldwide.

Analysts are generally expecting Apple's iPhone sales for the first calendar quarter of 2012 to be down slightly from that 37 million number, and Verizon's results certainly support that belief, at least in the United States. But increased international availability of the iPhone 4S during the first quarter, most notably a launch in China in mid-January and an expansion to China Telecom in early March, should help Apple maintain strong iPhone momentum.

Overall, Verizon reported sales of 6.3 million smartphones during the first quarter, meaning that the iPhone continues to represent just over half of the carrier's smartphone business. But Verizon is continuing to shift the focus of its data highlights toward its 4G LTE network, with the carrier noting that it sold 2.9 million LTE devices during the quarter. 4G LTE users now make up 9.1% of Verizon's wireless user base.

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avpallino Avatar
113 months ago

I just dont get it. Iphone is a nice device but there is no choice at all. Everyone has the same look and feel. I think it would be rather disturbing to walk into a room and everyone is using the same device . Thats like everyone wearing the same clothes and there is no difference. That is very scary if you think about it. Apple is mass produce company like IBM and nothing is special about them. its like having no identity . This is just my opinion. Thank you.

If your identity is defined by the phone you use then you have an identity crisis that goes way beyond a phone - any phone. Just my opinion. Thank you.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
113 months ago

Thats like everyone wearing the same clothes and there is no difference. That is very scary if you think about it.


Well over 50% of the people I see day-to-day wear the exact same looking blue jeans. Is that scary?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xavier Avatar
113 months ago
Just wait for the LTE iPhone
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chumburro2U Avatar
113 months ago
waaaaaa

I just dont get it. Iphone is a nice device but there is no choice at all. Everyone has the same look and feel. I think it would be rather disturbing to walk into a room and everyone is using the same device . Thats like everyone wearing the same clothes and there is no difference. That is very scary if you think about it. Apple is mass produce company like IBM and nothing is special about them. its like having no identity . This is just my opinion. Thank you.


What do you want all of us using a lousy droid phone? :apple:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
113 months ago

I just dont get it. Iphone is a nice device but there is no choice at all. Everyone has the same look and feel. I think it would be rather disturbing to walk into a room and everyone is using the same device . Thats like everyone wearing the same clothes and there is no difference. That is very scary if you think about it. Apple is mass produce company like IBM and nothing is special about them. its like having no identity . This is just my opinion. Thank you.


I noticed on Star Trek everyone had the same communicator. it was even shaped like a futuristic Apple logo. I guess Android the communication device wasn't popular anymore.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
westwood Avatar
113 months ago

I just dont get it. Iphone is a nice device but there is no choice at all. Everyone has the same look and feel. I think it would be rather disturbing to walk into a room and everyone is using the same device . Thats like everyone wearing the same clothes and there is no difference. That is very scary if you think about it. Apple is mass produce company like IBM and nothing is special about them. its like having no identity . This is just my opinion. Thank you.


I dont think it matters that much..most everyone has a case or skin on their phone, which differentiates the physical look of the device.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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