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Did the Apple iPhone outsell Android at AT&T's corporate locations by nearly 8 to 1 this month?

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Did the Apple iPhone outsell Android at AT&T's corporate locations by nearly 8 to 1 this month?
According to a source for the Mac Observer, the Apple iPhone represented a large part of AT&T's sales this month. From December 1st through the 27th, two-thirds of the carrier's sales were for Apple's iconic touchscreen device if the information passed along by the tipster is correct. Based on that information, AT&T's iPhone sales outnumbered the combination of all of the carrier's Android phones by 7.8 to 1.

According to Mac Observer, 981,000 copies of the iPhone were sold by AT&T for the month through this past Tuesday while at the same time 126,000 Android handsets were sold by the second largest carrier in the country. Some might consider the numbers to be incorrect considering that the source claims that AT&T's sales of featurephones at 128,000 units was greater than Android sales.

The Apple iPhone greatly outsold Android at AT&T corporate stores in December
It must be understood that the sales figures are for corporate stores only. This would eliminate phones sold at authorized resellers, telephone and website orders, and other stores that carry AT&T phones like Best Buy and Radio Shack. The fact that these stats only are for a small fraction of AT&T's overall sales might account for the overly lopsided nature of the figures. In addition, Android models own a greater than 50% share of the U.S. smartphone market which would make the nearly 8 to 1 ratio seem unlikely.

AT&T has sold  more than 6 million units of the Apple iPhone in the last two quarters and expects to do even better in the current three month period. The three models of the phone offered by the carrier, the Apple iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS accounted for 56% of AT&T's sales in Q3 and if Mac Observer's source is right, that figure rises to 66% in Q4 at AT&T's corporate locations. Featurephones come in next at 8.6% of AT&T's sales with Android third at 8.5%. We might have to see a listing of all of AT&T's quarterly sales before we can come to a legitimate conclusion.

source: MacObserver via electronista

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