Verizon Sold at Least One Million CDMA iPhones at Launch

While neither Apple nor Verizon commented on the Verizon iPhone 4 sales figures thus far, according to Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, the pair managed to sell at least 1 million devices during the first weekend the device launched. While the number of Verizon iPhones sold at launch is impressive, it is not as high as initially expected, as many analysts were forecasting higher sales figures. Nevertheless, the device has already proved to be a success, as its sales figures are almost as high as the sales figures enjoyed by the original iPhone 4 when launched back in June 2010. The launch also proved to be the most successful Verizon-branded phone launch so far. Verizon COO Lowell McAdam and Apple COO Tim Cook jointly announced the launch of the Verizon iPhone 4 on January 11, a device that took Apple and Verizon almost a year to design and test. Once ‘sworn enemies’ after the launch of the original iPhone on at&t’s network, both companies have come a long way over the last four years. While other CDMA carriers are also expected to launch the device later this year, such as Korea-based SK Telecom and China-based China Telecom, the vast majority of the units to be manufactured this year will be sold via Verizon.