We think it’s safe to say Apple’s iPhone can still be considered a smartphone that can sell millions on a regular basis. And Verizon just proved that by announcing it had sold 4 million iPhones in its first quarter.
Verizon’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo announced the news during a conference call earlier today and split the sales between the iPhone 5 and older iPhone models. Shammo said during the conference call half of the 4 million iPhones were LTE-ready, and seeing how the iPhone 5 is the only iPhone equipped with LTE, that means two million iPhone 5s were sold.
In total, Verizon revealed they sold 9.7 million devices with 87 percent of those devices being a phone. This also means nearly half of the devices sold this past quarter were iPhones, which shows just how much of an impact the device has made for Verizon’s sales. As for Android devices, Shammo declined to provide exact sales figures for its Android sales, which we find to be kind of strange. Maybe Android didn’t sell as impressively on Verizon as they originally anticipated? Either way – we won’t further speculate as to the reason for withholding Android sales figures.