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

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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11 Comments

1. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Because, this is a theme.

10. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

4. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

buy apple stock?

5. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

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

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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....

8. wgaurav

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

9. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

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

11. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2388; Member since: Apr 30, 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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