Apple iPhone activations surge on Verizon

Apple iPhone activations surge on Verizon
Carriers are the outlet selling the most iPhones - whether Apple likes it or not - and in this case, it should since Verizon Wireless has just announced that sales of the iPhone have surged on it. Verizon activated an impressive 3.9 million iPhones in the second quarter of the year, according to analyst Walter Piecyk.

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

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22 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Excellent all around device, not for everyone but you can't go wrong with one.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You took the words right out of my mouth. +1

20. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 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: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 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: 550; Member since: Aug 20, 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: Oct 07, 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: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 872; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Samsung trolls are coming to lambast this article!

21. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Grow up

7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Sprint&T-Mobile trolls are coming oops their coverage sucks can't get a good connection

8. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

So does Verizons pricing and customer service... "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW"

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol, comment of the day confirmed.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

ATT & TMOB LTE BLOWS VERIZON LTE COMPLETELY OUT THE WATER

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They have the advantage because of LTE, HSPA, and HSPA+

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mo LTE + HSPA+ = One happy person.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Investors move on for first time in 10 years ....http://seekingalpha.com/currents/post/1144732

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I prefer AT&T or Tmobile, and I'm with AT&T.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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.

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