Means Apple probably sold more IPHONEs than expected.
That's what VZ's report is telling us.
Although the bigger than expected sales were not of IPHONE5 (which did as expected), the "4S and "4 models did more sales than expected.
So Apple's overall sales numbers should be good, which means profits will be ok also. Even if the margins might be down some, overall #s of IPHONEs sold were larger than expected, which makes up for it.