Earlier today, AT&T announced that they had activated 7.6 million iPhones over the holiday quarter. That’s an astonishing 80.8 percent of all 9.4 million smartphones they sold in the quarter.
However, AT&T also revealed a net loss of $6.7 billion but that’s mainly due to the failed merge with T-Mobile USA. Regardless, these numbers are very impressive and it just reminds you how much the iPhone dominates the smartphone game these days.
From the earnings release:
Both iPhone and Android device sales set records. During the quarter, more than 7.6 million iPhones were activated, the majority of which were iPhone 4S, which went on sale Oct. 14, and more than twice as many Android smartphones were sold versus the fourth quarter a year ago. iPhone sales were helped by a superior customer experience, with AT&T delivering download speeds up to three-times faster than on other U.S. carriers’ networks.
Also, Verizon put up some impressive numbers for iPhone sales, selling 4.2 million last quarter. These numbers may not be as impressive after seeing AT&T’s numbers but you have to remember that AT&T has been the exclusive carrier of the iPhone for a long time.