I heard they sold around 100k from some analysts
Here is the thing with the iPhone they missed the boat with a lot of people, not just the VZW users but all the other networks as well. Many people are ticked off that they were only available on one network and don’t want to be bothered with them now. I bought a Droid because I could not get an iPhone on VZW and did not want to switch to AT&T. Now does that mean I don't love my Droid - of course not. But it also doesn't mean I won't consider the iPhone with my next update. I am not an iPhone hater, I am glad it finally went to another network, any network for competition sake (even better that it went to my network) but I do love the Android system. There is good and bad things on both platforms. Having the iPhone on VZW just gives me another option when I upgrade in December. But it doesn't mean I will get an iPhone just to have an iPhone, after all the android phones (at least as far I can tell) can do everything the iPhone can do, and there are tons of app for android so I just don't see a difference other than the name.
On the other hand there are lots of people like my husband who refuse to buy an iPhone now. He was due for an update in January, now he could have waited until Feb. to get an iPhone, but his response was simply WHY? His opinion was the droid was just as good, maybe even better. So why buy into the hype of the iPhone just because it is finally available on another network. To quote him “that ship has sailed now that Android has taken off”.
Both the android phones and the iPhones come out with updates (or different models in the case of Android) quite frequently, more frequently than most carriers allow discounted updates. Regardless of which phone you get, there will be an update (ios or model) within 6 months (or less) of you purchasing the phone. So the bottom line is simply this - do you prefer Android or iPhone? There are some people who will want an iPhone just to say they have one, while others will be adamantly against the iPhone because it was proprietary for so long. In my house, iPhone missed the boat. They took too long to open up to another network (VZW to be specific) and as a result we found another Smartphone that is just as good - that would be Android.