Apple iPhone activations surge on Verizon
The figure is up a whopping 44% from iPhone sales in the same period last year. We are also seeing that once again Apple’s device alone outsells all Android and Windows Phones combined on Verizon.
Amidst concerns for declining iPhone sales, this is a reassuring piece of data for Apple. The company is strong in the United States, but is far behind Android in the rest of the world. To counter that global trend, Apple is expected to launch an affordable iPhone with a plastic shell and vivid colors.
source: Walter Piecyk via Business Insider
1. darkkjedii (Posts: 7731; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Excellent all around device, not for everyone but you can't go wrong with one.
10. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2437; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I agree. It's an excellent devices that just works. You definitely can't go wrong with owning an iPhone. There's something for everyone on the iPhone.
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4140; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You took the words right out of my mouth.
20. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)
Actually iphones are bad because there is no customization, no adobe flash and the screen is too small for web browsing and gaming
2. PhoneCritic (Posts: 329; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Not looking for a flame war here but whenever numbers like this are given to wall Street from not just Verizon but AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile I have to say I smell a bubble -. Seen it in the Internet IPOs, Telecom Bubble (Remember MCI & Global crossings) and recently the Mortgage Bubble. I am seeing here a Cell Bubble. I believe we are at the saturation point now with cell technologies. Almost a billion activation by Android alone plus the other millions of activation of iPhones.
I thnk a crash is coming and the carriers are just cooking the books to look good to wall street investors. I maybe wrong but I can't see this pace being sustainable for so long.
18. bigstrudel (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)
I'm going to agree with you here and present a culprit. The improving experience of smartphone ownership.
With performance deficiencies and differences becoming less common; there's less and less reason to upgrade. 1080p screen vs 720p for instance. Twice many pixels but very little overall improvement. Same goes for processing power. There's not a lot of room to improve because 95% of people only use Smartphones for fairly mundane tasks that don't need much muscle.
3. J-LoTheGreat (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Verizon started a promotion a few weeks back giving certain basic phone users the ability to upgrade and get the iPhone 5 for only 99.99. Very similar to what ATT has been doing. I would have to assume that most of this "spike" is due to that promotion
4. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 350; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
'this is a reassuring piece of data for Apple!' oh thank goodness, they are always in need of reassurance :/ This apply raw raw fluff piece is a great unbiased sounding article written from the resident iphone fan at ios arena
5. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 350; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
'this is a reassuring piece of data for Apple!' oh thank goodness, they are always in need of reassurance :/ This apply raw raw fluff piece is a great unbiased sounding article written from the resident iphone fan at ios arena :/x2
6. ryq24 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Samsung trolls are coming to lambast this article!
7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 373; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Sprint&T-Mobile trolls are coming oops their coverage sucks can't get a good connection
8. nnjerzy (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
So does Verizons pricing and customer service... "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW"
15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 4140; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Have fun roaming with that slow 3G when LTE giant available. And don't start with the T-Mo coverage, because I have 4G everywhere I go. And WiFi calling if I wanted to. What about you?
9. nnjerzy (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
ATT & TMOB LTE BLOWS VERIZON LTE COMPLETELY OUT THE WATER
12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2437; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
They have the advantage because of LTE, HSPA, and HSPA+
13. rusticguy (Posts: 2696; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Investors move on for first time in 10 years ....
17. darkkjedii (Posts: 7731; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I prefer AT&T or Tmobile, and I'm with AT&T.
19. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
While there are more activations, it would appear that Verizon had to sell the phones for less, to move them faster...good news for consumers and Apple, sort of bad news for such carriers.
22. RomeoJDR (Posts: 236; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
Sure the iPhone is going to be selling the hottest on Verizon when they are on the hook for a huge financial loss if they don't due to the rediculously contract Apple lured them into. Verizon is going to be pushing the iPhone harder than any other.