Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
Politics And Regulation
Trading And Investing
How To Trade
How To Invest
Wall Of Worry
Hoofy & Boo
From The Buzz & Banter
MV Education center
t3 live subscriptions
Verizon Rains on Apple's Parade
June 12, 2012 10:50 AM
WHAT'S THAT IN THE PUNCHBOWL?
It's truly an auspicious week for the
The WWDC event in San Francisco is still reeling from the glut of introductions, announcements, and unveilings which promise to turn attendees' iPhones, iPads, and Macs into more magical devices. And amid all the upcoming whiz-bang features, Apple made one thing abundantly clear: It really, really hates
), and it's doing everything in its power to drag the dominant Android OS down to
But according to a recent report by William Blair's Anil Doradla,
has made things a little more difficult
for Cupertino to do just that.
While more Android devices are sold throughout the world, the iPhone is still the top-selling mobile device on
). For Verizon, however, that distinction is granted to Android's Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX, the 4G LTE smartphone with an extra capacity battery for longer talk time and web use.
Doradla relates that this is the first time where the iPhone wasn't the best-selling smartphone for a stateside provider which carried the device.
He writes, "[Our] checks highlight initial signs of Apple's momentum under pressure, particularly at Verizon, which we believe is from the operator aggressively marketing competing 4G devices."
Normally, a sales slowdown is typical in the months leading up to the launch of a brand new iPhone. But Doradla doesn't believe that's the case just yet and attributes the cause to the iPhone 4S' lack of 4G in a crowd of next-gen devices. (The MAXX's super capacity battery -- prominently hyped in the ads -- doesn't help its sales either.)
"Our checks also indicate that at this stage consumers are not pausing in front of the iPhone launch as it is not influencing their purchasing decisions (but we expect it to start impacting over the next couple of months)," he writes.
Doradla adds that the upcoming iPhone 5,
almost guaranteed to be 4G
, "will be an important catalyst for the company."
For now, however, Apple will have to be content with being number two.
Verizon, AT&T Screw Over Their Customers Yet Again
AT&T Falsely 'Upgrades' iPhone 4S to 4G
For an investment angle on these and many more tech stocks, take a
FREE trial to the TechStrat Report
by Sean Udall.
No positions in stocks mentioned.
IPHONE 5 RELEASE DATE
ICE CREAM SANDWICH
IOS 6 HIGHLIGHTS
IOS 6 FEATURES
MOTOROLA DROID RAZR MAXX
See All Tickers »
More From Minyanville
Trading and Investing
MV Education Center
Buzz & Banter
Cooper's Market Report
The Options Strategist
Directory of Terms
T3 Live Subscriptions
Buzz and Banter.com
Ruby Peck Foundation
Terms and Conditions
Follow Minyanville on Facebook
Follow minyanville on Twitter
Follow Minyanville on Linkedin
Subscribe to Our RSS Feed
©2017 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved