“We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive officer for AT&T Mobility, in a statement. “These are the industry’s most valuable postpaid subscribers with average revenues twice that of non-smartphone subscribers. During the quarter, we averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple and Windows devices. Combine that with the nation’s largest 4G network and lightning-fast LTE network that now reaches more than 170 million people and you’ll understand why customers continue to choose AT&T in record numbers.”
AT&T is scheduled to release its full fourth-quarter 2012 financial results after market close on Thursday, January 24.
Source: AT&T Inc.
MacDailyNews Take: AT&T sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, of which roughly 7.7 million* were Apple iPhones, with recent history as our guide.
*likely more, as this was a gift-giving quarter and iPhones topped Christmas smartphone wish lists.
AT&T activated 4.7 million iPhones, 77% of total smartphone sales, in Q312 – October 24, 2012