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12-31-2011, 12:59 AM #1
Source Claims Sixty-Six Percent of Phones Sold at AT&T Stores in December Were iPhones
Courtesy of Mac Observer
AT&T sold the iPhone exclusively for over three years, and according to a recent survey, the carrierís reliance on iPhone sales hasn't diminished.
Mac Observer, citing an inside source at AT&T, claims the iPhone made up 66% of phone sales at AT&T corporate retail stores during the month of December, while Android accounted for 8.5%. AT&Tís stores sold 981,000 iPhones between December 1 and December 27. During the same period AT&Tís stores sold 126,000 Android devices.
Basic feature phones managed to sell more than Android devices with 128,000 units moved. RIMís Blackberry devices continued their decline managing to sell 74,0000 units and Windows Phone 7 devices did even worse.
While all of this information looks to spell out a nice holiday whitewashing by the iPhone, the data only includes sales figures from AT&Tís corporate stores. The source did not include authorized resellers sales, online sales, retail outlets or telephone sales. Appleís iPhone has long been AT&Tís flagship smartphone, amassing 56% of AT&T smartphone orders last quarter so it stands to reason the iPhone's popularity would carry over into the holiday season.
Tim Cook mentioned last quarter he was confident Apple would set another iPhone sales record during the December quarter, no doubt fueled by the iPhone 4S and the holiday shopping season. Some analysts estimate Apples revenue at over $40 billion for the December quarter besting Appleís own estimate of $37 billion.
Souce: Mac Observer [via Apple Insider]
12-31-2011, 01:34 AM #2
Crap..should've been 66.6% hahamy SPOON is too big
12-31-2011, 07:21 AM #3
Yeah cause what kind of an idiot is gunna ask for an Android
12-31-2011, 08:22 AM #4
I am honestly floored that Android is so low on the list. I feel the numbers are off, but that is just a gut feeling.
12-31-2011, 08:31 AM #5
12-31-2011, 09:07 AM #6
12-31-2011, 01:35 PM #7
These numbers aren't even close to accurate. Android is activating 700,000 devices a DAY and only 8% of AT&T's sales were Android? Yeah right! This is a bs article just to try and make Apple look better since they're getting destroyed by Android in the real world.
12-31-2011, 06:25 PM #8
12-31-2011, 08:42 PM #9
Frankly, both could be utterly untrue fluff.
That being said, however; I agree with your general sentiment that these numbers do NOT pass the red-face test. If Android's market share is as expansive as it is purported to be in the United States, then I'd anticipate the second-largest US carrier and their primary retail outlet would be selling at least a double-digit percentage of Android phones.
Now if Verizon's numbers came out the same general way (or even a ratio of 1:1 Android/Apple phones) I'd really be suspicious.
01-01-2012, 08:07 AM #10
Those A-hole slow down my data.
01-01-2012, 12:19 PM #11
Android 700K a day is world wide and new activations (new accounts). How many of those iPhone sales were new accounts? How many were upgrades? That makes a big difference.
01-01-2012, 01:09 PM #12