Verizon’s much hyped iPhone 4 launch touted record setting pre-orders only to be greeted with embarrassingly small store queues and now disappointing actual sales numbers. BGR got hold of leaked sales data showing a comparison of Verizon versus AT&T’s first-week iPhone 4 sales. Although the comparison shows that Verizon sales came out ahead, the numbers are apparently lower than what Apple and Verizon had expected.
Belkin has announced that it has a new line of cases that are available that will work with the Verizon iPhone 4. The new cases are in Verizon stores right now and include the Grip Vue, Grip Groove, and ProFit Armband. The three cases are all designed to work with the repositioned buttons on the Verizon iPhone 4.
We mentioned earlier today just how underwhelming the over hyped Verizon iPhone 4 launch turned out to be. But saying the lines were modest is really being nice now that we've seen a video of what took place at the Apple Store inside Mall of America in Bloomington, Minneapolis. Watch the video for yourself after the jump.
The new Verizon iPhone 4 costs 9% less for Apple to build than the AT&T iPhone 4, according to a teardown analysis report by IHS iSuppli. The bill of materials, or the total cost of the phone's components, costs about $171.35 for the Verizon phone. The AT&T phone's bill of materials costs $187.51. The total production cost for the Verizon iPhone 4 is $178.45. So why is it cheaper?
After all the excitement surrounding the release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon, the lines at stores were somewhat underwhelming this morning. This even though, according to Analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets, Verizon is expected to sell more than a million phones in the first week.Yes, it is cold outside, but that hasn't stopped people from lining up for new releases in the past. More likely, it is because this isn't really a new release.
I think we can all agree that the small change to the buttons on the Verizon iPhone 4 is confusing when it comes to finding a case for the Verizon iPhone that will work. Some of the AT&T iPhone 4 cases will work and others won't. There will be a lot of Verizon iPhone 4 users that are looking for a case that has a battery inside to get more runtime from their devices and one of the best battery cases around is the juice pack air from Mophie.
With the Verizon iPhone 4 launch feeling like just yesterday—preorders started a week ago—the device on the new carrier is already heading over to Walmart. The retail giant has been carrying the device for AT&T but just made an announcement today that the Verizon version will now be available in select stores starting tomorrow--February 10th.
Verizon set a new sales record with its iPhone 4 pre-order for existing customers last week, and now it's hoping to do the same with general pre-sales for the CDMA smartphone. Up for order at both Apple and Verizon's sites right now, the iPhone 4 is $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB.