Sprint announces Q1 2013 results: 1.5 million iPhones sold
Sprint has announced their Q1 2013 financial results and in addition to a lot of other, sometimes weirdly acronym'd, numbers, out of 5 million smartphones sold, 1.5 million were iPhones.
Eighty-six percent of quarterly Sprint platform postpaid handset sales were smartphones, including more than 1.5 million iPhones sold during the quarter. Forty-three percent of iPhone sales were to new customers, a rate that continues to outperform larger competitors.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse:
This is a transformative year for Sprint and we’ve gotten off to a good start. Record Sprint platform service revenue and subscriber levels fueled our performance. We achieved significant Adjusted OIBDA* growth while investing heavily to improve our network, expanding our 4G LTE footprint and offering customers the best smartphones with truly unlimited data plans.
The iPhone representing 30% of smartphone sales isn't as dominating a number as we've seen from AT&T and Verizon, but then again, Sprint isn't AT&T or Verizon.
Now that T-Mobile is in the mix, it'll be interesting to see what, if anything, happens to Sprint's share of iPhones going forward.