The Verizon iPhone has been a long time coming, which is why their iPhone 4 pre-order sales have set a record for the carrier — which we have to say does not come as any surprise. Big Red customers have been waiting for this day since 2007, when Apple first launched their first smartphone. We just wonder how this compares to first day pre-order sales of the AT&T version?
iPhone.TMCnet was not able to offer any sales figures, as Verizon are keeping this close to their chest — maybe it’s not as much as they had hoped? Ok, we already know that they have set a new record, but this could still be much lower than AT&T. If this is the case then there could be a number of reasons for this, the main one could be due to the fact that the handset is now 6 months old.
We already know that online pre-orders will begin again on February 9th, which Jamie Pert recently discussed. Carrying on with the record sales, Verizon CEO Dan Mead said that they beat the previous first-day sales record in just the first couple of hours — can only imagine what it would have been like if they had released the iPhone 4 the same time as AT&?
One would assume that the mass carrier switch has not happened how we expected, but watch this space, as this will not likely happen until the iPhone 5 is launched. This will only become a reality if both Verizon and AT&T launch their versions of the fifth-generation iPhone at the same time — that will be the true test.
According to 9 to 5 Mac, one Verizon customer has already got his iPhone 4, this is because he went down to UPS and got it himself, which you can see for yourself in this video below. Have you got yours yet?