“How much of an effect has the February debut of the long-awaited Verizon iPhone had on Apple’s bottom line?” John Paczkowski wonders for AllThingsD.
“We won’t know for certain until Apple reports its fiscal second-quarter earnings Wednesday, but… Of course, Verizon didn’t launch the iPhone into a market with a vast untapped demand for it,” Paczkowski writes. “In reality, anyone who absolutely had to have an iPhone bought it from AT&T. And anyone who refused to leave Verizon to do so likely pre-ordered it from the carrier as soon as they were able to. Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel Mead told The Wall Street Journal that 60 percent of the company’s iPhone sales had been online.”
Paczkowski writes, “Viewed that way, the Verizon iPhone launch wasn’t a “real” iPhone launch. That will happen with the iPhone 5.”
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