As Apple prepares to release its earnings from the past quarter in just a few weeks, the evidence that Apple will have an all-time record setting blowout quarter continues to pile up.
First, there’s the obvious fact that this past quarter saw the release of a number of new Apple products; the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, and last but not least, the most impressive iPod refresh we’ve seen in some time. What’s more, Apple has only recently been able to churn up its iPhone 5 and iPad Mini supply to keep up with raging demand.
And earlier today, AT&T released its earnings report for the last 3 months of 2012 and announced that it had sold more iPhones during the quarter than it ever had before.
We had another incredible quarter of smartphone sales as the mobile Internet continues to drive strong growth in wireless,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and chief executive officer for AT&T Mobility. “These are the industry’s most valuable postpaid subscribers with average revenues twice that of non-smartphone subscribers. During the quarter, we averaged more than 110,000 smartphone sales a day as customers flocked to our leading portfolio of the latest Android, Apple and Windows devices.
All told, AT&T sold over 10 million smartphones during the last quarter. By way of comparison, AT&T during the fourth quarter of 2011 sold 9.4 million smartphones, of which 7.6 million were iPhones.