AT&T Inc. announced today that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, topping its previous record quarter of 9.4 million, set in the fourth quarter of 2011. This included best-ever quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones.
“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