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The Apple iPhone made up 20% of T-Mobile's smartphone sales in Q2

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The Apple iPhone made up 20% of T-Mobile's smartphone sales in Q2
Early Thursday morning, we passed along T-Mobile's second quarter earnings report. For the most part, it was a strong three months for the carrier, although the view was a bit murky thanks to the inclusion of MetroPCS for two of the three months in the quarter. The nation's fourth largest carrier started selling the Apple iPhone 5 on April 12th, which helped T-Mobile sell 4.3 million smartphones in the quarter. Besides the iPhone, T-Mobile's press release also credited the strong showing to sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

It just so happens that T-Mobile later revealed the sales totals for the two phones during a conference call. The mobile operator sold 900,000 Apple iPhones from the launch date through the end of June, while 600,000 units of the Samsung Galaxy S4 went out the door. That means 21% of the carrier's smartphone sales for Q2 were for Apple's iconic smartphone while the Galaxy S4 made up 14% of T-Mobile's smartphone sales.

It will be interesting to see if T-Mobile customers remain as entranced by the iPhone in the current quarter now that the novelty of seeing the phone wearing the T-Mobile brand is beginning to wear off.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:08

1. scsa852k (Posts: 285; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


21% iPhone and 14% S4..
The rest are buying cheap phones I guess.

T-Mobile.com is displaying Lumia 521 and Galaxy S2 as their top sellers right now.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:13 1

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3403; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Because, this is a theme.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 14:03

10. donfem (Posts: 524; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


And where did you get your info, if I may ask? Guesswork reveals so much about the person though

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:28 3

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1159; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Yea! People can now like TMob because of the iphone without Tmob getting raped to death by its piss poor subsidy apple gives it.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 17:39

4. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


buy apple stock?

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:05

5. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


T-Mobile needs to change theme colors pink no thanks and coverage too

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 04:36 1

6. TylerGrunter (Posts: 903; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


And why in the report are not telling if it is the iphone 5 or all iphones in general?
Because Alan refers to THEM as the "Apple's iconinc smartphone" when in reallity that 20% is probably the whole "iphones" family, and then you compare that against one single model from Samsung....

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 08:45 1

8. wgaurav (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)


Correct me if I am wrong, but I guess previous generations of Iphones did not support T-Mo spectrum bands. So i guess its just I-Phone 5.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 12:19

9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 903; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


+1 for you, as you are probably right and me just ranting.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 19:08

11. TylerGrunter (Posts: 903; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Nope, actually it seems that T-Mobile also sells the iphone 4S at least
http://www.phonearena.com/news/iPhone-4S-and-iPhone-5-being-removed-from-T-Mobiles-zero-down-promotion_id46253

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 07:00

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 838; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Lol, too bad the SApple people do not use enough common sense to realize that the next iteration of their phone of choice is about a month away.

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