Verizon now responsible for one of every three Apple iPhone 4 units in the U.S.

Verizon now responsible for one of every three Apple iPhone 4 units in the U.S.
According to a bit of analytics work done by a firm called Localytics, Verizon is now responsible for nearly one out of every three Apple iPhone 4 units in the U.S. This is despite an 8 month head start that AT&T had in offering the latest version of Apple's touchscreen device.

The stats show that Big Red was able to account for 20% of U.S. Apple iPhone 4 sales immediately upon offering the phone back in February. Of course, Verizon customers had longed for the model ever since the original version was launched by AT&T in 2007. Since then, the carrier had plenty of so-called iPhone killers like the LG Voyager, the LG Dare and the BlackBerry Storm 9530. I wasn't until the release of the Motorola DROID in November 2009 that Big Red customers had a phone worthy of being mentioned in the same breathe as the Apple iPhone. Ironically, it was just a few weeks after the launch of the DROID, which beat out the Apple iPhone to be Time's 2009 Gadget of the Year, that a holiday commercial for Verizon characterized the iPhone as a toy.

Localytics suggests that one of the reasons for Verizon's strong showing with the iPhone 4 is the carrier's unlimited data plan, which ironically ended today for new customers. We will have to wait for the next survey to see if the end of unlimited data at Verizon leads to a change in the data.

source: Localytics via 9to5Mac

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  • Display 3.5" 640 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A4, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h talk time)



1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

what about the millions of unlocked iphones in the T-Mo network????

2. herbie1960

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

yeah what he said, what about those?

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

They're talking about the number of phones sold. Since the GSM version is only sold for ATT service, so i would imagine the sale of those phones went towards ATT's count.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thank you Whateverman

10. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

Not completely. Many people get them unlocked from Overseas and at Apple Stores.

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

iPhone competitors before droid were so bad. People used to say it was better but people hate apple so much they will say anything is better sometimes.

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Exactly! I bought into that with the Voyager and thought I was so bad because I thought I had such an awesome device. Total BS phone. When I look at Android users, I see a younger version of myself, lol

5. DirtySanchez

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

I bet half of the people bought it for the wifi's and the GB's. 75% of iphone users don't even use it to it's full potential, but those phones sure are shiny!!!!

7. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Poor people using Iphone's HTC and my EVO 3D just blown past you guys. What a sad state you guys are in come September we all know apple never BLOWS PAST ANDROID all they do is copy features a little at a time then throw them to iphone fanboys making them feel like they got something new every once an a while. WHO CARES ABOUT THE NEXT ITERATION OF IPHONE WHAT WILL IT DO THAT ANDROID CAN'T???? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS

8. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Your comparing a year old phone to your brandnew HTC evo 3d.... Really? Of course the new phone will have the better features. Although , if I had a choice between the evo3d and iphone 4. I'd get the White iPhone 4, it looks to beautiful!!:)

11. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

the iPhone 4 has many things that Android can't. Yes OS5 added many features that Android and others have but all phones OS's are doing that. I like both Android and the iPhone. It has been proven over and over iOS is more stable than android. Also many will disagree with you on blowing it away. Its hard to blow away something that always has to be on a charger.

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