“Verizon announced on Wednesday that it activated 9.8 million smartphones in the 2012 holiday season, with a “higher mix of Apple smartphones,” suggesting the carrier accounted for more than 5.3 million iPhone sales in the quarter,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“The figures from Verizon were revealed in an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,” Hughes reports. “Like rival AT&T, which reported sales of 10 million smartphones on Tuesday, Verizon declined to give specific figures for the iPhone.”

Hughes reports, “In the fourth quarter of 2011, Verizon activated a total of 7.7 million smartphones, 4.2 million of which were iPhones, giving Apple a 54.5 percent share. If Apple were to have secured the same share of activations in 2012, it would mean 5.3 million iPhones were sold through Verizon.”

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