iPhone Accounts for 73% of AT&T Smartphone Activations

AT&T's big seller? The iPhone.AT&T’s first fiscal quarter numbers for 2012 are out, and they show that Apple’s iPhone accounted for 73 percent of the company’s smartphone activations, and 22 percent of those were for new customers.

“AT&T sold 5.1 million smartphones in the second quarter. Smartphones represented 77 percent of postpaid device sales. At the end of the quarter, 61.9 percent, or 43.1 million, of AT&T’s postpaid subscribers had smartphones, up from 49.9 percent, or 34.1 million, a year earlier,” AT&T said in a statement. “In the quarter, the company activated 3.7 million iPhones, with 22 percent new to AT&T.”

The iPhone accounted for more than 55 percent of all of the phones AT&T sold for the quarter, too.

Apple will be reporting its third fiscal quarter figures after the stock market closes this afternoon. As usual, the company is expected to report strong sales in its mobile devices and Mac computers.

Be sure to check in with The Mac Observer this afternoon for our earnings report coverage.