AT&T on Tuesday announced their results for Q2 2012. The iPhone remains as popular as ever, it seems. They sold 5.1 million smartphones, and 72.5 percent of those were iPhones.
The carrier announced that they sold 3.7 million iPhones last quarter. That’s down from last quarter’s 4.3 million units, but is expected as many consumers are anticipating the next iPhone, which is due this fall. That means that the handset made up about 55 percent of AT&T’s total phone sales. Last quarter, the iPhone was 60 percent of their sales.
Strong Smartphone Sales Continue. 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.
Looks like good news for AT&T, and the iPhone.