Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead has refuted claims that suggest the sales of iPhone 4 are not meeting expectations.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Mead explained that the lines were short outside Apple stores at the time of the launch because 60 per cent of the sales happened online.
Verizon had allowed consumers to pre-order the device between the 3rd and 9th February before releasing the device on February 10th.
“If we had not done online, you would have seen a much different flow in the pictures,” Mead said, adding that during the device's initial launch, the company had sold more iPhone 4s than any other product in its history. Over the next few days they intend to raise the number of stores selling the iPhone from 4,000 to 8,000.
Mead also hinted that Apple is working on developing products for the company's new 4G LTE network. It is expected that the upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 2 devices will support the next generation LTE wireless network.
Whilst speaking out strongly to backup the Iphone launch, the Verizon CEO underlined the company's support for other operating systems like Google Android and RIM's Blackberry. He also spoke about Verizon's prospect working on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 in the future.