Verizon today announced that it activated 7.2 million smartphones in Q1 2013. Of those 7.2 million, 55 percent, or 4 million, were iPhones, outnumbering the wide range of Android smartphones available on Verizon’s network.
Though iPhone activations fell quarter-over-quarter from 6 million to 4 million, they grew by 25 percent from the same period last year, which is a more accurate comparison since market conditions in consecutive quarters aren’t always the same. Verizon noted that of the 4 million iPhones, half were iPhone 5 units with the rest consisting of older generation iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models.
(chart via @BenedictEvans)
(chart via: @asymco)
These numbers are of course largely consistent with smartphone numbers in the U.S., where iPhone continues to do very well, as opposed to other countries where Android is taking over. We’ll have further information on iPhone sales Tuesday next week, when Apple reports its financial results for the second fiscal quarter (first calendar quarter) of 2013.