Over 80% Smartphone Sold by AT&T are iPhones

Thursday, January 26, 2012
By OP Editor

iPhone dominates Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, and Windows Phones at the largest US GSM carrier.

iPhone Dominates Android ATT 2011 Q4 80 percent

AT&T 2011 fourth-quarter earnings highlight:

  • 7.6 million iPhone activations
  • 9.4 million total smartphone sales

Impressive that over 80% market share were achieved with only iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPhone 3GS.

It’s also the best-ever quarter for Android. The question is, out of 1.8 million other phones, after taking away BlackBerry, WebOS / Pam, and Windows Phone sales, how many are left? Even if that is 100% Android phone, the record < 600,000 per month Android phones sold seems quite sad. In contrast, Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S in three days.

The question is now, where are all the 50 million Android activations Google claimed for last quarter, if 56% smartphone sold at Verizon and 4 out of 5 AT&T smartphone sold are iPhones? Perhaps they are all on the budget carrier T-Mobile, where there is no competition from iPhone.

80% iPhone Market Share Coming to Verizon?

AT&T offers the free iPhone 3GS, a GSM only phone that Verizon doesn’t offer. So, perhaps that 25% higher iPhone market share on AT&T is due to the iPhone 3GS?

I expect that iPhone’s share of Verizon sales will increase even further when the iPhone 5 is released (probably end of this year). That’s when Apple would be selling iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and free iPhone 4 on Verizon, perhaps for a 80% Android killing market share.

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