Yesterday saw the release of the iPad 2 and for the first time Verizon Wireless had a new Apple product on launch day. Apple quickly sold AT&T Wi-Fi only models, but it seemed couldn’t give away the Verizon iPad 2. So with this in mind what will it mean for any Verizon iPhone 5?
An article over at Beatweek is reporting that in one Apple Store once all the AT&T iPad 2’s had run out, people didn’t bother with the Verizon version and just went home. The people in line at the Apple store all had iPhone’s on AT&T, and want the AT&T iPad as well.
Basically its better the devil you know, as the AT&T users knew where they might not get any coverage, and wouldn’t know where the Verizon dead spots would be. With the upcoming iPhone 5 this could mean that besides the users who already know that an AT&T iPhone will not meet their needs, the interest in the Verizon iPhone 5 from current iPhone users will be small.
It looks like in the future customers who already have the iPhone with AT&T are happy to stay where they are. So when the iPhone 5 becomes available we may not see many AT&T customers jumping ship and switch to Verizon.
The Verizon iPhone 4 has not been such a huge hit as Verizon would have hoped, but this could have been many consumers holding out for the next model.