Verizon blew through 4.2 million sales of the iPhone last quarter

Bloomberg reports that Verizon Wireless sold 4.2 million iPhone units during the last quarter.

The demand suggests Verizon Wireless is winning an increasing share of new iPhone users, after gaining rights to offer the handset to its subscribers last year. In the third quarter, Verizon added 2 million customers for the device, trailing the 2.7 million iPhone activations at AT&T Inc. (T), which has offered the handset since 2007.

This will no doubt reflect well on Apple's next quarterly earnings call scheduled for January 24th -- which is also, as usual, predicted to be their highest quarter in terms of revenue.

Source: Bloomberg