As suggested by the numbers, the company sold a million more iPhones than its major competitor, Verizon, in the same quarter. Last week, Verizon revealed that its second-quarterly iPhone sales reached 2.7 million units, with smartphone penetration rates of around 50%.
Unlike AT&T, which saw the iPhone lead its smartphone sales, Verizon generates most of its revenue from Android users. Specifically, the carrier sold 2.9 million Android-based handsets last quarter.
During the announcement of its quarterly results, AT&T also revealed that it added a total of 1.3 million wireless net subscribers and saw gains in all user categories. In particular, the company saw 496,000 net tablet and tethering plan activations, resulting in a total of 6.3 million, an over 50% increase year over year.
The carrier also enjoyed the first leap in enterprise revenue in more than four years. While diluted EPS grew from $0.60 in 2011 to $0.66 this year, consolidated revenues climbed up 0.3% to hit $31.6 billion.
“We performed well and posted another strong quarter,” AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said. “Our wireless margins have never been better.”