AT&T is still at the top of the heap when it comes to sales of the iPhone. The company sold 3.7 million Apple smartphones in the second quarter of this year, a million more than rival Verizon.
For the first several years after it debuted, AT&T had exclusive rights to offer the iPhone. That changed in early 2011, when Verizon was finally able to get in on the game. Still, it appears AT&T is still reaping some rewards from being first.
And it's just just previous customers upgrading -- 22% of AT&T iPhones purchased last quarter were bought by new subscribers.
AT&T did not reveal specific figures on how many smartphones running Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone it sold last quarter, but it did say it sold 5.1 million smartphones in total. This means that 73% of all its smartphones were made by Apple.?
Even though AT&T out-sold Verizon in iPhones, it was still behind Big Red in in overall smartphone sales -- Verizon moved 5.9 million advanced phones in the second quarter.
As of Q2, more than than one-third of all AT&T's smartphone on a contract have a 4G-capable device.
AT&T enjoyed a profit of $3.9 billion in the April-June period. This came from $31.6 billion in revenue.
Check back after the end of Q3 to see whether AT&T's new shared data plan had any effect on its earnings.
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