Here’s an interesting piece of information. For all of the exclusive Droids and such that have been released over the years on Verizon’s network, the iPhone 4 has beaten them all. But not just beaten them…here are some amazing qualifiers:
- The 8 month old iPhone 4 that will be replaced in 5 months.
- It beat everything else in just two hours
- Those two hours were from 3am to 5 am.
- It was only available to current Verizon customers, not the world at large (AT&T customers)
- Verizon employees weren’t allowed to buy them
That is pretty incredible.
Also, some WalMart Stores will have the iPhone 4 at launch as well, which is news to us. Full press release below:
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — At 8:10 p.m. EST yesterday, Verizon Wireless ceased online orders of iPhone 4 to existing customers and ended the most successful first day sales in the history of the company.
“This was an exciting day,” said Dan Mead, president and chief executive officer for Verizon Wireless. “In just our first two hours, we had already sold more phones than any first day launch in our history. And, when you consider these initial orders were placed between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., it is an incredible success story. It is gratifying to know that our customers responded so enthusiastically to this exclusive offer – designed to reward them for their loyalty.
“I am proud of our employees who worked tirelessly to strengthen and scale our systems, enabling unprecedented customer orders through our website. Overall, it was a very good day,” he added.
Mead also said customers will have another opportunity at being among the nation’s first to own an iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network.
“Yesterday’s launch set the pace for next week when we open up sales to everyone across America.”
The general market launch of the iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network will occur on Feb. 10. The company will open its more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores at 7 a.m. It will also be available at all Apple store locations, Best Buy, select Wal-Mart stores, and online at www.verizonwireless.com and www.apple.com.