Following yesterday’s official AT&T iPhone activations for the first quarter of 2011 (3.6 million units) and Apple’s Q2 financial results (18.65 million iPhones sold), Verizon reported its Q1 2011 earnings results this morning, confirming that the company activated more than 2 million iPhones 4s since February.
As noted by Peter Kafka at MediaMemo, Verizon’s earnings results public PDF document indicates the company activated 2.2 million iPhones in two months – the device went on sale on February 10th, thus granting Verizon only two months of availability during the quarter. Apple didn’t officially disclose Verizon iPhone sales numbers at its earnings call yesterday, however they did say that adding the iPhone to Verizon’s line-up meant begin offering the device to an enormous customer base.
The CDMA iPhone is expected to be released in more countries on different carriers in the next months, but Apple hasn’t confirmed any of these plans yet. Initial speculation on Verizon iPhone sales claimed numbers were “low” and “under Apple’s expectations”, but 2.2 million units activated in 2 months seems to suggest the device has been selling strongly in the quarter.
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