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Verizon sells 2.2 million iPhones, says iPhone 5 will be global device

Verizon users have been waiting a long time to get their hands on the iPhone and when it went on sale, many were wondering how many units Verizon actually moved. Verizon has finally announced that they moved 2.2 million iPhones since launch with 22% of those coming from new customers.

It is clear that Verizon users were waiting for Apple's iconic device to land on their carrier of choice. But while sales figures were mentioned, Verizon also dropped a bit of information about the iPhone 5. The WSJ reports that Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo stated that he expected Verizon to be on a level playing field with AT&T for the iPhone 5 as the next generation device will be a global phone.

It was widely speculated that the next generation iPhone would have global capabilities as it is expected that the device will use a chip from Qualcomm that supports both GSM and CDMA. At this time, Apple has not announced when the iPhone 5 will land on retail shelves but it is currently rumored to land in September.

The iPhone has been a resounding success for Verizon and Apple. Moving 2.2 million units in the first quarter of availability shows that the device, while several months old at that point, was still highly desired by consumers.

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