AT&T Activates 4.3 Million iPhones in First Quarter at a Nearly 4 to 1 Pace Over Other Smartphones

Sure, the numbers show that Android has a greater market share over iOS and other mobile operating systems, but AT&T is still a network dominated by the iPhone. The mobile carrier shared its financial results for the first quarter of 2012 today, announcing that it sold 5.5 million smartphones during the three month span.

While that number is quite impressive itself, it’s even more astonishing to learn that nearly eighty percent of those smartphones were iPhones. AT&T activated 4.3 million iPhones in the first quarter, which accounts for over 78% of the total smartphones that it sold during that time period.

Verizon Wireless activated 3.2 million iPhones in the first quarter, while Sprint has not yet released their financial results for the quarter. AT&T activated 43% less iPhones than it did last quarter, but the fourth quarter of 2011 was highlighted by the launch of the iPhone 4S and busy holiday shopping season.

Apple’s stock is currently trading substantially lower because of this news, as analysts project that the company might miss its iPhone sales targets — a rare occasion — for the second fiscal quarter. Apple will announce their quarterly financial results in a conference call today at 2:00 PM Pacific.

[AT&T via MacRumors]

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