The iPhone 4 broke all previous Verizon device-launch records within the first two hours of its pre-sale. What does this mean? Every device that has debuted on Verizon was overcome by the iPhone 4 sales in the first two hours. Furthermore, no one cares about Android or Blackberry.
Well, maybe someone cares but it’s not necessarily Verizon customers. A new survey from uSamp (link to PDF) states that a whopping 50 percent of current Verizon customers plan to switch away from their Android or Blackberry phones for the iPhone 4. This is only a random survey of 700 Verizon customers but that’s still great news for Apple.
Keeping those numbers in mind, we’re hoping you already pre-ordered your iPhone 4. The pre-orders sold out within the first 17 hours of the sale that was limited to existing Verizon customers. That doesn’t count the number of people who are willing to cancel their AT&T contracts (26 percent of iPhone 4 users) for the Verizon iPhone 4.
Ultimately, we expect that the Verizon iPhone 4 will be more difficult to get than Super Bowl tickets for the next few weeks. Hopefully, Apple’s manufacturing will keep up this go-round… but we’ve never seen that happen before…