Verizon stops iPhone sales after supply bought out

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    The other funny thing....Of those 100k, at least 1000 are already for sale on EBAY. Can you say "failure to launch"?
     
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    Reports of Android's demise have been greatly exaggerated.:icon_ banana:
     
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    Apple said NO to that, quite clearly. They could surprise us, but past history and, if we take them at their word, says no.
     
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    That meshes with speeds I've seen. Seems like AT&T average speeds mesh with peak VZW speeds, and on average probably 2x as fast. Little different tech, but 700kbps vs. 1400kbps is pretty much a crawl either way.

    I suspect the IPhone 4G rumor is the HSPA+ tech that will be faster still, but still 1/3 to 1/4 the speed of LTE.

    On a related note, if you own VZW stock you may want to consider unloading it before public sales are released. Forget the 100k pre-orders, if that's all VZW had in inventory I have to imagine that is quite disappointing. Everyone expect some 6M converts from AT&T, but timing is anyone's guess. It could very well end-up being 6M by year-end (and I think it will), but your taking a risk on the distribution being more back-loaded. Play it safe, sell and then buy the dip if you still think the IPhone has a big year on VZW.
     
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    I would imagine they only set aside 100k for existing customer pre-orders... maybe that was an internal guess of how many existing customers waiting for the phone....if so clearly a mistake.

    BUT... Don't forget they will not start selling to non-VZW customers for a few more days. I assume they have many many more in inventory right now that are reserved for that release. Let's see what the numbers are after that before we start judging.
     
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    I was up late lastnight and was searching google on phones. And i thought i read where the Iphone 5 will not be LTE. I could be wrong but im pretty much sure thats what i read.
     
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    Hard to believe 100k is correct because even the biggest pessimist would have guess at least 2-3x that amount.

    But whatever the number, there's no mistake on the inventory. It had a full day before shutting down @8EST (the AT&T launch, by comparison, ran out at 5EST). I will bet money that was always the plan - look at the "buzz" generated. The inventory number is irrelevant, basically an arbitrary number that was always going to equal however many they sold at the end of the day. It's inconceivable to me that Apple isn't capable of shipping a few million units over the next couple of weeks. Not to mention, I doubt VZW is going to turn away or make loyal customers wait - if 150k had ordered Thurs, the number would have been 150k.

    100k is suprisingly disappointing no matter how you spin it. Even if they didn't "extend" it a few hours, this was the most anticipated launch in cellular history. VZW customers waiting months/years for this, and you're telling me only 100k isn't disappointing?!?
     
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    The iPhone 5 will basically be the iPhone 4 with a A9 processor and dual GSM/CDMA chip. Not sure theres going to be much changes past that. The LTE iPhone would be the iPhone 6.
     
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    so like 2 years from now.... iphone is never a consideration for multiple reasons...wait till all these att converts realize they can't just move to another iphone every year like att... vze don't play

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    I am a bit scared because i love android so much and just hate the iPhone, and don't want to see android end up loosing the fight... One thing we do have is that Verizon and AT&T make more money selling android phones than an iPhone
     
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    Na........Android all the way baby..............dancedroid:icon_ banana:dancedroid
     
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    get an iphone if you can't make any decisions for yourself...get an android if you like options variety and brands that compete for your business on the same OS... any carrier even pre paid... android is the present and future

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