Tepid demand, small or no lines at Verizon or Apple Stores

Tepid demand, small or no lines at Verizon or Apple Stores. What happened? Verizon had us believe that there was good demand for iPhone 4 when it sold out its pre-order within 24 hours.

Verizon iPhone is Greeted by Short Lines: Here's Why

The day has come. The iPhone is finally available on the Verizon Wireless network. At last, the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 is now available to the masses at Verizon Wireless and Apple stores, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and online. But where are the masses?

According to reports Verizon fanfare over day-one sales doesn't come close to matching the excitement of iPhone 4's initial debut on AT&T's network just over eight months ago. News reports from across the country say foot traffic is light to retail stores. Lack of interest in the iPhone 4 contrasts Verizon's earlier claims it sold-out of its first batch of iPhone 4 stock in less than 24 hours when it made the phone available on Feb. 4 for its customers to pre-order.