Sprint is the last of the three major iPhone carriers in the United States to announce its financial results for the fourth quarter, reporting record-high sales of 2.2 million iPhones during the three month period. The fourth quarter of the fiscal year is always the most successful for Apple and its carrier partners, since it encompasses the holiday shopping season.
Sprint claimed that, thanks to the iPhone, it has been able to attract a vast number of new customers to its network. The U.S.’s third-largest mobile provider sold 6.6 million iPhones in total during 2012, even though there were complaints about losses due to the high subsidies that the company is forced to pay Apple to offer the iPhone alongside AT&T and Verizon.
It will be interesting to see how the iPhone performs this year, as you would expect the smartphone to peak in sales at some point in the foreseeable future. Then again, just when you think that Apple has saturated the market with the iPhone, it comes out with a new model of the smartphone that consumers are eager to get their hands on.