News by Dan Seifert on Thursday July 07, 2011.
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A new study by Localytics could have AT&T shaking in its boots, as it has revealed that Verizon Wireless is now powering 32 percent of the Apple iPhone 4 smartphones in use in America, despite being 8 months behind AT&T in releasing it.
Localytics has been tracking the iPhone 4 on Verizon since it was launched in February, and has noted significant jumps in market share in the months of May and June, when the Verizon iPhone stole 7 percent of market share from AT&T each month. Localytics surmises that the disappearance of unlimited data plans from Verizon today spurred on people to grab the iPhone with an unlimited data plan while they still could. We find this to be an unlikely cause, however.
The launch of the next iPhone, which is expected to be released at the same time on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless, should give us all a better idea of how strongly Verizon can compete with AT&T when it comes to moving iPhones off of retail shelves. [via TIME]
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