Action Packed: AT&T Reports 3.2 Million iPhone Activations in 2nd Quarter 2010

Via TechCrunch:

AT&T released its second quarter earnings earlier this morning, reporting an increase in consolidated revenues and improved margins.

What caught my eye is this little nugget of information: the carrier activated 3.2 million iPhones last quarter, a record for the company.

Approximately 27 percent of those activations were for customers who were new to AT&T, the company added in the statement.

Last Monday, Apple reported earnings for the quarter, obliterating all estimates. The company said it sold 8.4 million iPhones, and Apple COO Tim Cook at the end of the call said demand for the iPhone 4 was stunning, and that they are selling their latest smartphone as fast as they can produce them.

At last week’s press conference about Antennagate, CEO Steve Jobs kicked off the event by touting sales numbers for the iPhone 4, saying Apple had sold more than 3 million of them in the first 3 weeks on sale.

Furthermore, more than half of those were sold in the first 3 days. You can read self-proclaimed iPhone lover MG Siegler’s review here, by the way.

AT&T backs up those high sales claims for the product, saying preorder sales of iPhone 4 were 10 times higher than the first day of preordering for iPhone 3GS a year earlier.

Can you imagine the phone hasn’t even been on the market for longer than a month?

It’s still only available in black for crying out loud.

#EverythingDigital

–@allthingsmitch

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