Yesterday, as we all know now, Apple revealed its successes in Quarter 2 of its fiscal year. The Cupertino based company are still very much on the up, and iPhone sales are at an all time high.
Within the figures was an impressive 18.65 million iPhones sold globally. In the US alone Apple sold 150% more iPhones than during the same period last year. Knowing how many were sold last year, this means that the tech giant shipped 6.75 million iPhones. We know, from AT&Ts announcement, that Big Blue sold 3.6 million of those. This leaves 3.1 million, which could only have been sold by Verizon, since it’s the only other carrier to stock the device.
What strikes me as interesting about this is AT&Ts reputation being so poor, but still selling shed loads of iPhones. Also, analysts predicted a wide-scale exodus from AT&T to Verizon, because VZW has a stronger reputation for signal reliability. Clearly, this isn’t the case. On launch day only 8% of Verizon iPhones were sold to AT&T users. Granted the CDMA iPhone hasn’t been out for the entire quarter. It wasn’t unveiled until January, and launched the following month. But still, if AT&T really was that awful, less consumers would have signed up. We’ll see a more realistic comparison once the Verizon iPhone hits the three month mark.
[UPDATE: Verizon has just posted its quarter results. Big Red actually sold 2.2 million iPhones. A million short of the estimated amount. Via: Verizon]
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Via: 9to5 Mac