Sales of the Verizon iPhone have been slower than what Apple and Verizon expected, according to a new report. Citing an Apple source, BGR reports that combined unit sales totals from five Apple stores—including two described as “very, very prominent” locations—fell between 660 and 916 for each of the first five days the Verizon iPhone was on sale, compared to sales of between 471 and 701 for the AT&T model over the same time period. The report goes on to state that online pre-orders from both Verizon and Apple accounted for roughly 550,000 units, and that out of early Verizon iPhone buyers, 30 percent were Android users, 25 percent were former BlackBerry users, and only 14 percent were former AT&T iPhone owners.
Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.