According to the Wall Street Journal, it is estimated that Apple sold nearly 1 million Verizon iPhones in its first weekend. You may remember the phone came out the second week of February, so it hasn’t even been out a full month.
Neither Apple nor Verizon has released the official sales numbers so far on account that 60% of the phones were purchased online—so data is still be sorted. Verizon has stated that the actual sales have exceeded all initial predictions.
AT&Ts iPhone 4 sold 1.7 million in its first weekend beck in June 2010, so it’s looking right now like the Verizon version of the phone will not exceed the AT&T sales.
Then again, critics are never saying they expected it to, but its sales numbers (or at east what we predict them to be) are impressive nonetheless. They also suspect that the second generation of Verizon’s iPhone will garner more sales and pose a bigger threat to AT&T than this first phone did.
When you think about it, there really wasn’t much difference between the two phones except for their carriers. However, if Verizon and Apple develop specialized features for the provider, its popularity could increase.
Verizon says they will not release their numbers until the next quarter so it looks like we will have to wait and see how initial sales went. Rumors are also floating around about the next Verizon iPhone release in June…so that could be another thing to look forward to as well.
The digital world is just full of surprises right now!