Verizon Sold 650,000 iPhone 5 Units, Despite Supply Constraints

by Todd Haselton | October 18, 2012


During Verizon’s Q32 earnings call on Thursday, the company’s chief financial officer Fran Shammo provided a bit of insight as to how many of the 3.1 million iPhones sold during the quarter represented iPhone 5 sales. As it turns out, a big chunk of them. Shammo said that the iPhone 5 nabbed 21% of all iPhone sales, or 650,000 total units sold since the phone hit the market, The Verge¬†explained. That’s incredible. But, like most carriers, Verizon is also finding that the device is in shortage.

“We’re not sure where we’re going to stand in the fourth quarter,” Shammo said while addressing the supply constraints. Apple recently said it was slowing down production to focus on quality of service issues after new iPhone 5 owners noticed scuffing and scratching out of the box. Foxconn also recently said that the iPhone 5 is the most difficult device that it has ever assembled.

[via The Verge]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...