Oct 22 2013, 1:39am CDT | by Bijon Kumar Pramanik
According to the Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, Verizon Wireless reported selling more than one million smartphones in the third quarter. Verizon activated during that period about 7.6 million smartphones and 3.9 million of them were Apple iPhones. iPhones made up 51 percent of total activations, a jump from 46 percent last year. It was the same number of Phones Verizon sold the previous quarter when iP|hone 5 came out, and up from 3.1 million sold the same quarter last year.
Apple started selling the iPhone 5C and 5S on Sept. 20, but not all models were available to all carriers. Shammo reported that Verizon had problem with sufficient supply of iPhones. This “supply constraints" forced Verizon roll most of the sales to the next quarter. He said that the stores had sufficient number of 5C models, but had problems with the supply of iPhone 5S models. Rumor has it that only a month after launching iPhone 5S, Apple reduced production of the cheaper, plastic iPhone 5C.
Bijon Kumar Pramanik
Bijon Kumar Pramanik is an experienced technology writer working since years in the consumer electronics field.
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