Report: Verizon & Apple Disappointed By First Weekend’s CDMA iPhone Sales



Analysts all seemed united that Verizon was going to sell a lot of iPhones the first week they were available. With breathless anticipations, these analysts rattled off predictions. Would Verizon sell 500,000 iPhones? A million? A jillion? The sky seemed to be the limit.

Well, admittedly, it’s informal, but Boy Genius Report has some exclusive numbers on how many iPhones Verizon sold through five Apple Store locations in the first five days of sale… and as you can see, while the Verizon numbers are undeniably higher than the AT&T numbers, they’re not orders of magnitude greater. Verizon and Apple are reportedly disappointed.

Thursday: Verizon = 909, AT&T = 539
Friday: Verizon = 916, AT&T = 680
Saturday: Verizon = 660, AT&T = 471
Sunday: Verizon = 796, AT&T = 701
Monday: Verizon = 711, AT&T = 618

That said, Verizon still did some gangbuster business this week, having racked up about 550,000 pre-order units before February 10th.

Of those purchasing a Verizon iPhone, 30% were Android users, just over 25% of people buying iPhone 4 were BlackBerry users, and only 14% of people buying the Verizon iPhone were AT&T iPhone owners.

It seems like the Verizon iPhone was a big success… but overall, the numbers seem to suggest that many users are waiting for the iPhone 5, and that long term, sales of Verizon iPhones will find parity with unit sales for the AT&T model.