Today AT&T announced it’s quarterly results for the second quarter of year 2012 revealing how many iPhones, and smartphones in general the company sold to it’s customers in the US. The results are amazing, according to the report AT&T sold a total of 5.1 million smartphones to it’s postpaid customers, and 3.7 million of them were Apple iPhones. This number is huge given the number of non-iPhone devices available on the network. AT&T has also revealed that out of 3.7 million iPhones sold in the last quarter, 22 percent were sold to new customers.
AT&T has not specified number of sales per model for the iPhone. Currently the carrier is selling iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S to it’s customers.
AT&T sold 5.1 million smartphones in the second quarter. Smartphones represented 77 percent of postpaid device sales. At the end of the quarter, 61.9 percent, or 43.1 million, of AT&T’s postpaid subscribers had smartphones, up from 49.9 percent, or 34.1 million, a year earlier. AT&T’s ARPU for smartphones is twice that of non-smartphone subscribers, and about 88 percent of smartphone subscribers are on FamilyTalk® or business plans. Churn levels for these subscribers are significantly lower than for other postpaid subscribers. More than one-third of AT&T’s postpaid smartphone customers use a 4G-capable device.
Android, iPhone and Windows device sales were supported by AT&T’s 4G network. Only AT&T’s 4G network lets iPhone 4S download three-times faster than any other U.S. carrier’s network. In the quarter, the company activated 3.7 million iPhones, with 22 percent new to AT&T.
Remember, these numbers for the last quarter only represent iPhone sales by AT&T. We will get the total number of iPhones and other iOS devices sold by Apple after the company announces it’s publishes the results of it’s earnings call later today. We will post updates about that too here, so stay tuned.