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Verizon activated close to 5.5 million Apple iPhones in Q4

0. phoneArena 18 Jan 2013, 12:18 posted on

According to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead said that the nation's largest carrier activated 9.8 million smartphones in the quarter that ended in December; additionally, the company filed its form 8K with the SEC that stated that Big Red added 2.1 million new post-paid subscribers during the three months, and of the 9.8 million newly activated phones, there was a higher mix of Apple iPhones among them...

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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:26 10

1. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


dawn l feel sorry for those people an then the 5s coming soon lol

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:29 4

2. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


If you look at it that way the iPhone is the phone to get. Android phones are dethroned every 2 months.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:34 2

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true unless its the gs3 or gnote 2. Those have staying power

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:21 11

6. Droiddoes (unregistered)


....and the i5 was obsolete the day it launched. Your move.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:19 6

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No it wasn't, and its an excellent phone. Your move.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:41 10

14. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Yes, yes it was. If we are talking specs then yes it was obsolete on launch day. I'll humor you though, and say three months after launch it is definitely obsolete. Quad core processors, 13mp cameras and dense ppi screens are going to be the standard this year for everything but iphone.There are already phones out that destroy the "retina display" as far as ppi goes.

I reiterate: your precious iphone is and was obsolete. Deal with it.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:58 7

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Its not all about specs, ,its all about how it comes together. The end user experience matters most. And my precious ip5 is just as fast and smooth as my precious quad core note 2

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:17 9

23. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Well considering the iphone is basically just a fancy app launcher, has used the same OS since inception, and there have only been 6 models over the last 7 years I would hope it "comes together" nicely.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:53

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes it does

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:19 1

10. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I had the nexus 4 for 3 days and international gs3 months before it was released. Nothing is a complete package like the iPhone (gs3) comes close.

What's obsolete about it?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:30 7

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


iPhones last far longer than an android device. You speak the truth.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 15:01 4

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I won't go that far. My ip5 has hiccups of its own that I hate.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 00:24

44. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


no device is perfect... so we go by user experience

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:39 11

13. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


As a Android user I can't wait until my Note 2 is considered crap. I still remember when my Droid X was king of the hill 2 years ago and today I don't want to touch it. I would actually love to see Apple make a phablet to dethrone my Note 2 and move me into another ecosystem. But Apple does not have the guts and their afraid to go down that path.
I want the Samsung S4 to be a killer phone and the Note 3 to be even better. I take that back; I want any phone in 2013 to clearly whip my Note 2. I want to be wowed by a device that I use every waking hour. Releasing incremental "S" models is not the way to wow me. I upgrade every year and I don't want my upgrade to be similar to my last phone. The Nexus to the Note 2 was like upgrading from a Toyota Camry to a Toyota Landcruiser.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 17:52 4

30. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I like you. You just appreciate and love all technology with all your heart and you don't participate in these stupid fanboy wars.
Kudos.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:51 10

4. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Well I know for a FACT Verizon is NOT happy about this. They have trained their sales force to sell Android over iPhone , they dont want people buying the iphone over their precious droids.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:22 9

7. Droiddoes (unregistered)


What?! A business would rather sell products that they actually see profit from over a product they get nothing for?!

MADNESS!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:53 10

5. Droiddoes (unregistered)


That sucks for VZN. Since apple is run by a greedy f*ck and retains 100% of the profits from iphone sales, VZN didn't make a dime off those 5.5mil units. In fact, when you factor in the labor to sell and activate the thing they actually lost money. And people wonder why VZN was instructing their sales team to push Android/BB/WP devices over iNovelties.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:44 4

16. superiorbeefjerky (Posts: 14; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


What are you talking about? Verizon, ATT, and Apple are all greedy. Have you check to see what you are paying each month to Verizon and ATT to have smartphone in your pocket for two year? $80-120 times 24. You do the math.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 14:54 5

17. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Fascinating, but completely irrelevant to the point I'm making. Which is, apple does not share profits made off the iphone with the carriers or the retailers. HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, RIM, literally EVERY other manufacturer gives them some kind of incentive to sell their devices (revenue). apple gives them the "priveledge" of selling their crap.
It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the price of plans. Yes, I know excatly what I pay each month for service which is nothing because I get an awesome deal through work, but prior to that I paid $140 pm for two lines. Not a big deal, that really is not some grandiose sum of money.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 15:25

21. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Did you ever think those manufacturers give them an incentive because they have to? With exception of Samsung, what has the other manufacturers done over the past couple of years? Also, all the other manufacturers definitely would love to have the kind of leverage that Apple has. Its business and its how things are done depending on their position. If Motorola, RIM, and the others ever get in a position to where they can dictate the terms more favorably in their direction, trust me they will. Its business/economics 101. Check all the female emotions and see it for what it is dude.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:18 3

24. Droiddoes (unregistered)


You...you really don't understand how business works do you?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:37 1

27. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


I understand completely how businesses work. Probably should ask yourself the same question. Im pretty sure VZ would love to make higher margins off the hardware they sale but if they want to sale the iPhone, its a reality that they have to live with and one that they obviously don't have to much of an issue with because they are definitely not going to drop the iPhone from their line up. If VZ has accepted the terms, you probably should to. I mean, I really don't see the issue here. You try to make it seem like VZ is some kind of victim when they will twist an arm just as fast as Apple or any other corporation if its in their best interest to. Its a dog eat dog world. Relax fellow fandroid!

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 17:55 1

31. billybuttpounder (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Nope, Droiddoes is right. You really don't seem to understand how businesses work.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 18:35 1

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very very good post.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 20:52

40. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


You are correct. He doesn't understand

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 12:59

52. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Well, I think you and the VZ cheerleader should go ahead and bless me with a clear understanding since I have no clue. I'm ready when you are lol?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 16:20 3

25. bucky (Posts: 2694; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I love the fact that apple has complete control over their product. Google should do the same. Timely updates, no carrier crap and no carrier logos (looking at you note 2).

The carriers are making loads of cash off of that data.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 17:56 1

32. billybuttpounder (banned) (Posts: 105; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


"I love the fact that apple has complete control over their product."

Cool. How's apple maps treating you?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 17:59

33. Droiddoes (unregistered)


LMFAO. Checkmate

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