Get the Original: Because Steve Says So T-Shirt
Your one stop Mac spot

Warning: file() [function.file]: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /homepages/30/d186991128/htdocs/MacBlogzStaging/wp-content/themes/macblogz/header.php on line 101

Warning: file( [function.file]: failed to open stream: Success in /homepages/30/d186991128/htdocs/MacBlogzStaging/wp-content/themes/macblogz/header.php on line 101
AAPL: 0.00 ( . )


AT&T: We’re Breaking Our Own Record With iPhone 3G Activations

In a press release issued this morning, AT&T mentioned that it has activated 2.4 million iPhones since the iPhone 3G was launched in July.

attlogoApple did mention that it has sold nearly 7 million iPhones last quarter, revealing that they have smashed their goal of selling 10 million iPhones (when all iPhone sales are combined). But it wouldn’t clarify how many iPhones were sold in what countries. Presumably due to contracts with various carriers forbidding the divulging of this information.

“According to its quarterly results, AT&T had a net gain of 2 million subscribers, including 1.7 million subscription customers, or those with a contract for service. AT&T says this is the highest net gain of subscription customers in its history,” Chris Foresman explains for Ars Technica. 40 percent of activations are new AT&T customers/switchers. Not surprisingly, the carrier proclaims that this new found success is entirely due to the iPhone 3G. Public statements such as these can be entirely correlated to AT&T doing everything within its power to keep the iPhone exclusively to them. “After using an iPhone I don’t want to give mine up either,” Foresman explains.

Of note, nearly two-thirds of iPhones were sold outside of the United States. MacBlogz has been keeping a running database of information that we’ve linked to our dynamic iPhone WorldMap here. It shows Apple’s global expansion with the iPhone, as they plan total world domination. Apple’s plans for positioning the iPhone as a mass market device, subsidizing the costs and making it available in as many places as possible, is clearly working. Expansion should only get more robust from here (with 20 more countries coming soon), and we can eventually expect U.S. sales numbers to fall short of international iPhone revenue.

Comments [0]