“Big Red” has just announced its Q1 2012 results, and it’s looking very good for Apple. Over the first quarter of this year, VZW sold 6.3 million smartphones. Of that, 3.2 million iPhones were activated. That’s right, just over 50% of them. While many Android users may grumble, and dismiss every single one of those 3.2 million people as “iSheep” or “iDiots”, let’s not forget: the iPhone has only been on Verizon’s network for little over a year. Before that, it was all about the Droid. To be selling in such huge numbers already is a pretty remarkable achievement, and perhaps indicates that those who were buying Droids before, were only doing so because they couldn’t get the iPhone. Yes, I went there.
I’ll be looking forward to Apple’s earnings call which is due to land in the next week or so. We’re not expecting record numbers this time around – last quarter was the holiday period after all – but we are expecting it to beat the same quarter last year by a considerable margin.
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