Monday, February 14, 2011
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM
"The Verizon iPhone launch was, by all accounts, a very calm one-at least by the standards we're used to. Past iPhone launches on AT&T have been, shall we say, much more chaotic. So what's the deal? Verizon lovers touted this lack of chaos as evidence of Verizon's superior customer service vs. AT&T, while Verizon (and Apple) haters used the seemingly low turnout to argue that the launch was a failure."
Good points made, about how the pre-orders may have mitigated some of the line issues, and of course weather related problems may have also had something to do with it. The analysts that were questioned said that the sales throughout the day remained strong, they just didn't have the overwhelming crowds that usually accompany an iPhone launch event. And no complaints on activations either, so I would say it went pretty smooth for Verizon. No idea yet on how many they have sold, but Chitika, a mobile advertising firm, released info that showed Verizon iPhones were already using 3% of the traffic of all iPhones using the system. I think we can do the math and know that isn't a small number.