Verizon sold 6.2 million iPhones last quarter

News Marin Perez 13:00, Jan 22 2013

Verizon said it sold 6.2 million iPhones out of the total 9.8 million smartphones it sold last quarter

Reports suggest that the demand for iPhones have dipped but the public numbers haven't matched that. Verizon Wireless said it activated 9.8 million smartphones last quarter and of that, 6.2 million were iPhones. 

About half of those were iPhone 5 units, which could utilize the company's 4G LTE network, but that also means customers are still picking up older iPhones at a strong rate. By comparison, Verizon's entire Android lineup barely sold more units than older models of the iPhone.

My back-of-the-napkin math indicates about 3.1 million iPhone 4 and 4S units were sold by Verizon last quarter. CNET said Verizon indicated the "vast majority" of the 3.6 million other smartphones sold were Android, but you have to think the HTC 8X sold at a decent clip.

Verizon has made a large push with its 4G LTE network early and it appears to be paying off. The company recently surpassed its 400th 4G LTE market and it said that about half of its mobile data traffic now comes over its 4G LTE nework. Overall, it sold 7.3 million 4G LTE devices for the most recent quarter. 

Verizon finished 2012 with 98.2 million connections and 92.5 postpaid connections/subscribers. It's still neck-and-neck with AT&T when it comes to total customers but it's way ahead of Sprint and T-Mobile. 

[Via Verizon, CNET]

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