During their investor conference call, Verizon Wireless’ Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo shared some interesting statistics as it pertains to the company’s overall success in mobile phone sales.
The iPhone has usually dominated when it comes to sales but in the roughly 90 days spanning quarter 2, Verizon Wireless saw 2.7 million iPhone sales. Within the same period of time, the company saw 2.9 million Android phone sales. Though iPhone sales did fall slight sort of Android sales, they did beat out 4G LTE enabled device sales which came in at 2.5 million. The fact that the iPhone is no longer the top selling smartphone for Verizon shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the fact that a well respected analyst did anticipate that Android phones would surpass the iPhone with the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx being a key player in the success of Android.
Compared to last year’s 2.3 million handsets that were sold, Verizon did see a slight bump in iPhone sales but the numbers do fall quite short from quarter one when the company sold 3.2 million devices. Some may wonder just why iPhone sales have declined and a big part of this could be due to the fact that Apple is once again looking to refresh their smartphone, launching the sixth generation iPhone or iPhone 5 this October.