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iPhone and AT&T: Apple iPhone Accounting for Most of AT&T’s Smartphone Business

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iPhone and AT&T: A few days ago, we talked about how the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone is taking over Verizon’s business. Although this may be true, it is important to note that the company works with many other carriers including AT&T.

According to a report by AppleInsider, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and AT&T have teamed up for some pretty big smartphone sales numbers during the fourth quarter of 2012. This should be no surprise to most, as AT&T started out as the only carrier in the United States offering the iPhone.

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Here is a brief excerpt to help you better understand just how big the sales numbers are:

“Second-largest U.S. wireless carrier AT&T on Thursday announced it activated a record 8.6 million iPhones, accounting for 84 percent of the telecom’s total 10.2 million smartphone sold, for the fourth quarter of 2012.”

By accounting for 84 percent of activations, it is easy to see that the iPhone has not left much room for the competition.

It is important to point out that the “8.6 million number” is activations only. This is not the number of sales, meaning that the iPhone may not have accounted for the full 84 percent. That being said, there is a very good chance that the number of overall sales will still be very close to this.

Although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may have had a disappointing earnings report, the same cannot be said for AT&T in terms of sales and new subscribers.

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