iPhone and T-Mobile: There has been a lot going on with T-Mobile as of late. For example, T-Mobile and MetroPCS recently joined forces. We speculated about what this could mean for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) in terms of iPhone sales.
While we don’t yet know what this means for Apple, it is easy to see that the Cupertino based company has been a big hit with T-Mobile subscribers thus far.
The nation’s fourth largest wireless carrier recently released its first quarter 2013 results. While some people were not impressed with the numbers across the board, we are going to focus more on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone side of things.
Rather than bog you down with all the details, let’s take a closer look at what T-Mobile had to say about its iPhone sales:
“On April 12, 2013, T-Mobile USA began selling the iPhone at all Company-owned stores in combination with the new Simple Choice service plan. To date the Company has sold approximately 500,000 iPhone5’s to new and existing customers”
As you can see, the carrier has not been selling the iPhone for a full month and has already pushed roughly 500,000 units to both new and existing customers.
This is exactly what T-Mobile was hoping for, and there is no denying the fact that this is big news for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as well.
John Legere, President & CEO of T-Mobile, appeared to be just as excited as he shared some information on the quarter including a mention of the Apple iPhone:
“Our first quarter operating metrics and financial results are showing positive impact from the changes we began making in the fourth quarter. Branded customer net additions turned positive for the first time since the first quarter of 2009 and our postpaid business has demonstrated significant improvement. We ended the quarter with strong operational momentum, which is continuing into the second quarter, driven by the successful launch of our Un-carrier “Simple Choice” service plan and the introduction of the iPhone into our device line-up. Things only get more exciting from here, having brought T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS together to create the wireless industry’s value leader and premier challenger.”
There is no denying the fact that T-Mobile is in the midst of making a lot of changes. The company has merged with MetroPCS and began offering the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone a few weeks back.
It will be interesting to see what the second quarter brings for T-Mobile and Apple. If early indications are worth considering, sales during the second quarter of 2013 will be quite strong as it will be the first full quarter in which the smartphone is offered.
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