iPhone 5 On Verizon In Jeopardy After Verizon iPad 2 Tough Sell?

Yesterday’s iPad 2 launch was the day that Verizon finally joined AT&T on launching a new Apple product on the same day. As reported by BeatWeek and experienced by Dan Morgan himself, Verizon iPad 2‘s are selling out much slower (if at all):

“Nevermind the efforts of the sales folk who were singing the virtues of the Verizon iPad 2. No one wanted it. And that makes you wonder whether the world (or the nation, to be accurate) really wants a Verizon iPhone 5.”

Are Apple fans still not ready to adapt to Verizon? Add this surprising news to the fact that Verizon iPhone 4 was NOT a runaway success either. Couple this with the fact that AT&T 3G is faster than Verizon in the US.

So where does the Verizon iPhone 5 stand, and why is Verizon having a hard time selling Apple devices? After numerous years waiting for Verizon enabled iOS devices (especially the iPhone), Verizon has one last chance to prove they’re “all that” with the launch of iPhone 5.

What do you think is going on? And will their iPhone 5 SMASH AT&Ts?

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  • brian

    Not a good report. I know several people who purchased yesterday online. Verizon customers all. IPhone5 is what everyone is waiting for. ATT faster? WOULDN’T Know. Can’t get a signal.

    • Anonymous

      Where do you live? We’re in LA and every Verizon iPhone owner I know is
      complaining about their 3G. Us AT&T users don’t have a problem with signal
      at all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neo-Mcjones/100002103792494 Neo Mcjones

      I’m speaking from first hand experience, the verizon iphone 3G data speeds SUCK.
      No 3G speeds even with a 3G signal. Are they throttling? My experience says yes.
      Numerous data speed tests with in a 30 mile radius of my local and clocked an average 300kbs.
      This was with a 3G signal mind you. Save you money and wait for 4G if data speeds are needed on a ipad or iphone for that matter.

  • brian

    Not a good report. I know several people who purchased yesterday online. Verizon customers all. IPhone5 is what everyone is waiting for. ATT faster? WOULDN’T Know. Can’t get a signal.

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I am a long time Verizon user, and even longer ( ][3 days straight through today) Apple user. I, knowing an iPhone 5 is likely due this summer, preordered my Verizon iPhone 4 (my first iPhone) about 3 AM on 2/3. I also ignored the pull of the iPad 1. I am now considering an iPad 2, and while I most likely will go WiFi only, if I went 3G? I’d probably go AT&T. The difference between an iPad (nice to have) and an iPhone (MUST have phone service/reliability) is why. First, the AT&T plan at $25/2 GB is better than the $20/1 GB Verizon deal, and they are the same @ $35/3 GB. I would never see me going over that on this device. Since data has never been an issue for the people in my area with AT&T iPhones (only voice drops), why wouldn’t you go for the better deal and faster speeds? Sorry, took the long way to my point, which is this. The sales (or lack their of) of a Verizon iPad have zero correlation to how an iPhone 5 would perform on Verizon. But congratulations, I took the (link) bait, and even commented, so mission accomplished.

  • nikops

    I’m waiting for my 2 yr contracat with AT&T to end in Sept. I imagine others are doing the same.

  • nikops

    I’m waiting for my 2 yr contracat with AT&T to end in Sept. I imagine others are doing the same.

  • nikops

    I’m waiting for my 2 yr contracat with AT&T to end in Sept. I imagine others are doing the same.

  • jake23r

    I have opted to wait for the iphone 5 — even thought i have been waiting forever to get the iphone. I also don’t want to buy the first of anything — because problems usually result. I never was able to get at and T because I would get no signal where i live here on the east coast. If verizon would offer a deal if I got the iphone 5 and the ipad2 i would go for that.

  • jake23r

    I have opted to wait for the iphone 5 — even thought i have been waiting forever to get the iphone. I also don’t want to buy the first of anything — because problems usually result. I never was able to get at and T because I would get no signal where i live here on the east coast. If verizon would offer a deal if I got the iphone 5 and the ipad2 i would go for that.

  • jake23r

    I have opted to wait for the iphone 5 — even thought i have been waiting forever to get the iphone. I also don’t want to buy the first of anything — because problems usually result. I never was able to get at and T because I would get no signal where i live here on the east coast. If verizon would offer a deal if I got the iphone 5 and the ipad2 i would go for that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Neo-Mcjones/100002103792494 Neo Mcjones

    Verizon data speeds SUCK… I returned my iphone back to verizon.
    Data speeds were totally unacceptable for 3G at $30 a month.

    • Anonymous

      This was truly a shock to ms.

    • Anonymous

      Well, I had been getting over 1 Mbps consistently down. Today I can’t get over 278 Kbps. I am getting triple that upload. I will be trying again later and be calling if this continues. Just over 1 GB data use this month, so can’t imagine I am in the top users.

    • MarkPinPA

      Neo, were you able to do a comparison between Verizon data speeds vs. AT&T? I am SO close to ordering the Verizon iPhone but now think I might wait until summer to see what happens?

    • Chase

      I had an iPhone 4 with AT&T and I switched over to Verizon and there was a big difference where I live. The 3G was much More reliable and sometimes a lot faster.when I first had the iPhone 4 in the first month with AT&T I dropped like 40 calls. Now with Verizon I’ve only dropped on call and that was because I literally dropped the phone on accident

  • LT

    I have an ipad purchased over 2 years ago that works great. Why would I want a new one. Economy usually dictates how people will purchase a luxury item and that is what the ipad 2 is considered. It’s not a need. The iphone 5 will be a hit because society sees it as a necessity. Everyone upgrades their phones, As for the networks, it’s people choice.

    • EnjoyLife

      Except that the iPad hasn’t even been out for a year now… How have you had one for over 2 years?

    • FG

      “Over 2 years ago”??? Who are you Charlie Sheen? Your delussional!

  • TheRealDeal

    Im def waiting for an iphone 5 from verizon,
    why would i get an iphone 4..if there is a 5 coming out in the summer?

  • Chase

    I know so many people who either didn’t purchase the iPhone 4 for Verizon or bought it at retail price because we all know there will be an iPhone 5. And even though the sales weren’t amazing compared to AT&T ‘s official launch of the iPhone 4 doesn’t mean Verizon didn’t do well. Many people are still stuck in contracts with AT&T and I know at least a hundred who are literally counting down the Days till they can switch over to Verizon

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HRUL6EBE4LSO3DNUPJGAZUWX6Y DrPhilofCrap

    You are a classic “click-troll” Write something inflammatory with no facts and only speculation and get people to click on your story so you can reap some $$’s

  • Woolox

    I have been waiting for the iPhone to come to Verizon for so long that waiting until June/July for the iPhone 5. I think that you will probably see even more sales for the iPhone 5 with Verizon than you did with the iPhone 4. After waiting for so long of the iPhone on Verizon, why would you not wait for another 6 months for the latest and greatest. Most Verizon customers are very savvy and are not going to settle for a phone half way through it’s life cycle.

  • aaron

    1. Verizon needs to stop throttling their 3G network and open it up.
    2. Verizon needs to create a software update to allow simultaneous voice and data. (it can be done because the thunderbolt has the capability over 3G whenever they decide to release it.)
    Verizon has the coverage and we know they have the capability to allow faster upload and download speeds. If they do these two things when the Iphone 5 comes out it will be a lot more enticing to at&t customers to switch. 4G LTE is two years away from having full coverage so in order for Verizon to get with the program is to give it everything they’ve got. Until the do these things the apple products like the ipad2 and iphone on Verizon will continue to to take a back seat to the AT&T version of the same products.

  • Daves

    WTH? The Verizon iPad 2 16 GB (white and black) were the very first to sell out at the Apple store where I was waiting in line. The 32 GB Verizon was the next to sell out. No one in the store pushed me to get a Verizon instead of the AT&T 64 GB I bought, though I did have to settle for white because they were out of black. Where does your information come from?

  • 00keven

    I got the Verison iPad. I have the AT&T iPhone 4. I work in a small town in education 40 miles from where I live. No AT&T service, but full Verizon service. It’s weird, but that’s life in West Texas.

  • Robert

    I would say that the verizon iPhone has been a great success over 1.5 mill in under one month.

  • I know everything

    It is very simple. AT&T 3G service is much faster than Verizon. But more importantly, the AT&T iPad 2
    uses microSIM cards and is unlocked! Verizon’s iPad 2 is locked to the Verizon network and cannot be used internationally. In addition because the Verizon iPad 2 is locked, the resale value will pale when compared to the AT&T model.

    People should have done their homework. I pity the poor fools who purchased a Verizon iPad2.

  • Robbydek

    Why buy an iPad with 3G card when 4G is coming out that is a different technology. I’d buy an iPad with a MiFi device or a Xoom so that it would still work with 4G.

  • Dinny

    All of verizon employees carry droids, so what will they persuade you to buy droid not apple! The employees couldn’t even get iphones!

  • Golferkris

    The iPad is not an essential piece of equipment in most homes…its a wannahave not a needtohave. The iPhone 4 by Verizon was missing a few abilities that AT&T had for their iPhone4 and everyone knows the iPhone5 will correct those missing abilities with Verizon. We’re also looking at 3G now and 4G very soon from Verizon. Why now wait? All my friends want to “pre-order” the iPhone5 from Verizon….and so do I!!

  • guest

    Verizon had significant online sales of the iphone 4 which have yet to be disclosed but analysts are not calling it a falure and the wallstreet journal reported solid sales numbers for ipad 2. I would consider that a credible source.

  • Daryl

    Tablets are not going to sell till the carriers bring back unlimited data.

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