Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders flat at Verizon, up at AT&T

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders flat at Verizon, up at AT&T
Yesterday, we told you that Sprint's pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus were up 375% year-over-year for the first three days of the pre-order period. A little earlier Tuesday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere had said that pre-orders for the two new iPhone models were up 400% compared to reservations for 2014's Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

Today, it was Verizon and AT&T's turn to reveal how well the new iPhone models have been selling. Verizon executive VP Marni Walden says that as far as iPhone pre-orders are concerned, it is business as usual at the nation's largest carrier. Meanwhile, AT&T senior executive vice president and chief financial officer John Stephens, says pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not only up year-over-year, they are ahead of expectations.

Back in May, it was reported that Apple had ordered 72 million to 78 million iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units for 2016. That was above the 65 million units that Wall Street expected Apple to order for the holiday quarter.

Keeping pre-orders high is the fact that no one could have predicted that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would be off the market because of issues with a defective battery. And all four major carriers have deals that offer subscribers a free iPhone 7. Both of these things are helping to drive iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales higher than Wall Street and Main Street expected.


source: @WaltBTIG via CNBC

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29 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple is punking out on those first weekend sales figures.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Can you blame them? For better or worse it's like this: Years Apple sales falter: Apple is DOOMED!!!!!!! Years Apple sales a decent: Apple is DOOMED.......BUT NOT THIS YEAR!!!!!!! Years Apple sale exceed expectations: Apple is DOOMED......just wait for it......it'll happen in the next decade.......believe it!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, you're right.

17. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Apple is doomed in their dreams LOL

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here's the classic trolldroId post: RIP Apple.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, I see a lot of that here, not happening in their lifetime though

29. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But that has nothing to do with the reason why they chose not to give numbers this year. It's about stock price, weakening sales will drive the stock price down, and the story will convince other people that maybe they should wait on this iPhone until next year.

3. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

I kinda doubt the accuracy of these optimistic reports from Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. They all seem to be publicity stunt or advertisements on the vitality of these mobile carriers. After all, there's a reason why Apple doesn't want to announce its' opening weekend sales and I don't think the reason is "supply and demand" as stated by Apple. There's also an article called "US customers disappointed with Apple's iPhone 7, new study claims" on PA this morning which shreds some lights on what might be the real demand of the iPhone 7/Plus.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sooooo....if I'm reading you correctly, you believe a survey with no statistics or poll numbers, over the executives of companies who have been around LONG before the iPhone existed? Two things to note here: A) Let's say you're spot on with your assertions for a second and these companies are trying to preserve their cash cow...... what does that tell you about every other OEM's offerings through carriers? That's right, they aren't selling well....... B) Tinfoil hat gymnastics aside, why do you think the carriers would publish their numbers in such a manner? Surely you know that normal consumers won't hear a word about it, so why bother? Simple......carrier competition. All they are out to do is one up each other dude. You read too far into this from the start.......

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But... 375% ? Really? Sounds like them carriers are somehow inflating the numbers, to boost hype and market/stock value? Just saying...

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

They are no doubt......

11. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

A lot of people got their hands on a bigger iPhone when 6 came out. This was 2 years ago and it is time for them to upgrade. I believe these reports.

12. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

It's likely that both Sprint and T-Mo are drawing some iPhone users away from Verizon's higher prices. And both have a lot more growth this year than in the past.

20. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

you do know these companies are public companies and forging numbers to their shareholders will land them in hot water costing them millions if not billions?

5. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

The companies sound like prostitutes. Having to report for Apple, and I find it amazing every bad article for Samsung is followed by a good one for Apple. Conspiracy is happening open you all eyes.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Read post #6.........

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hopefully the flat with Verizon means people are catching on to this crooked carrier. Nows the time to tell Verizon where to go. Can you hear that?

13. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

They aren't going anywhere. Their comment about "business as usual" could imply that they are selling the Apple phones just as well as they always do.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So mich for that 375% crap. Pierce rages arw so easy to fake. If I have 1 dollar, and you increased it 375% , I would only be 376. I dont know how many iPhones T-Mobile sells or Sprint, but even when Sprint startwd the IPhone forever plan, they sold the least amount. So if rbey sold 2M last year, increasing rhem 375%, isn't saying much.

16. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Uhhhh, it would be 3.76 dollars, not 376, you should take elementary math classes.

19. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

haha you are an idiot

21. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Go to sleep.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Pierce rages arw so easy to fake". $1 in creased by 100%, would be an increase of $1 dude, and so on. See post 16. You should've edited that post 51 minutes ago lol.

26. AlikMalix unregistered

I gave him a green thumb - that was a lot of math - he deserves it.

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmfao!!!!

15. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Dude PLEASE seek medical attention, your posts are getting so incoherent that I'm seriously worried for you.

18. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

note 7 loss is a blessing for apple lol.

25. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Not really. Before or after, the Note is not a huge seller and has never really made a dent in iPhone sales. They each have their niche, and I doubt either draws much from the other.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

Than why did Apple sell well all the years before note7 problems?

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