iPhone sales are strong

Brian X. Chen, for the New York Times:

“Reports last week suggested that people might finally be tired of Apple’s iPhone, citing sources that said sales were weaker than expected. But the latest numbers do not support that conclusion.”

Chen cites Verizon’s latest earnings report, in which the company noted that nearly half of the phones it sold last quarter were iPhone 5s. Of the 9.8 million phones Verizon Wireless sold, 6.2 million were iPhones. AT&T has not reported its quarterly earnings yet, but has suggested that sales were strong, including the “best-ever quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones.”

I’m very eager for Apple to share its FY 13 first quarter results on Wednesday, if only to silence the “Apple is doomed” crowd.