Fortune reported this morning that William Blair's Anil Doradla noted to company clients that the iPhone is no longer the bestseller at Verizon for the first time since February 2011, when it first started offering the smartphone.
Doradla observed that the lack of remodel and the 4G shortfall in the iPhone line, is the main reason users are choosing Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX, the now leading smartphone at Verizon, over the iPhone 4S.
Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless have been teasing shared data plans for months, but it looks like Big Red has beaten Ma Bell to the punch, today announcing its new “Share Everything” plans which allow data sharing between up to 10 devices.
You guys remember how lame it was when Apple released iOS 4.3.4 a mere 10 days ago to squash the JailbreakMe.com exploit? Now those crazy cats are at it again with perhaps the fastest turnaround yet for a new mobile device update in the form of iOS 4.3.5.
Remember the good old days when we’d all speculate about how the then-mythical Verizon iPhone would pretty much bury poor old AT&T? That hasn’t come to pass six months after Big Red got their hands on Apple’s iconic handset, and they’re selling less units than their once-doomed rival as well.
Even after grabbing 20 percent of the market when Verizon launched the iPhone in February, many analysts were disappointed with Big Red's early performance. However, after looking at roughly 6 months of data, it appears Verizon has done quite well and has advanced significantly, despite an 8 month head start by AT&T.
Localytics tracks mobile app usage across multiple platforms, and was able to show that by July 1 Verizon had captured 32 percent of the iPhone 4 market in the United States.
Verizon will stop offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers this week. Verizon has confirmed the termination of the unlimited plan, and indicates big red will shift to metered plans similar to, but maybe not as generous as, rival AT&T's data plans
Sure, now may not be the best time to get an iPhone 4 with rumors that Apple is ready to start manufacturing the next model for release in September, but that won’t stop the carriers from trying to entice you anyway -- such as Verizon Wireless, who may be dropping the existing model by nearly $50 soon.
With the second quarter of 2011 now just a memory, analysts are already looking ahead to the financial results anticipated by many tech companies. Among them are Verizon Wireless, who is predicted to show a drop in iPhone 4 sales ahead of the presumed September launch of the next model.
Could the long-rumored Verizon iPhone actually have been something of an underachiever? That seems to be what one report is claiming, with Apple reportedly slashing production orders for the handset by half.
AT&T already announced their quarterly results earlier this week, throwing cold water on theories that the loss of their iPhone exclusivity would hurt them. Now rival carrier Verizon has divulged their own numbers for the same period, with their CDMA-based iPhone making up about a third of Apple’s U.S. handset sales for the quarter.