The secret is out. The Verizon iPhone 4 is going to be massively popular. Presale of the phone launched online last Thursday, practically overloaded Verizon’s servers, and sold out within a few hours. That pop sound you heard was third party manufacturers opening champagne bottles to celebrate.
The champagne is definitely going to keep on flowing too. According to one survey done by uSamp, nearly 50% of Verizon’s current Blackberry and Android users said they were likely to switch to the iPhone. The same survey found that approximately 25% of current AT&T iPhone customers will switch to Verizon. Those are massive numbers.
In the interest of full disclosure, the sample size of the survey was extremely small (700 people). It leads one to believe that uSamp just went down to their local mall food court to find their survey subjects. But the part about the AT&T customers definitely falls in line with grumblings on the interwebs.
For the lucky few Verizon customers who managed to nab an iPhone on presale, they have started to arrive today. For everyone else, they go on sale in stores this Thursday. How long they actually stay on the shelves remains to be seen, but don’t expect them to collect any dust.