February 28, 2011
Usually, long lines occurred when Apple launched a new product. But this is not visible when the iPhone 4 versions marketed in the U.S. CDMA operator Verizon recently. In the photo that circulated in the media, seen Verizon and Apple stores across the country, Uncle Sam just happened a little line.
Suspicion arises that the four CDMA iPhone is not so in demand, especially when compared to the iPhone GSM version of the first four could trigger a snaking queue. Hearing this dreadful news, the CEO of Verizon Wireless directly denied.
And Mead, the CEO, claimed sales of the iPhone 4 CDMA pretty good. He was not willing to disclose sales figures, but promised to reveal when the financial statements of Verizon announced later.
According to Mead, the queue was not so long because most of the purchases made online, with a portion of 60%. “If we do not sell online, you’ll see the pictures (line) is very different,” said Mead.
In fact, Mead stated iPhone sales 4th highest in the history of Verizon, compared with other phones that they are marketed. Only shortly after the sale, the iPhone has accused four CDMA antenna problem by Consumer Reports institutions. Not yet known whether these issues have an impact on sales.