Regardless of iPhone 3G activation woes and product shortages that has Apple backlogging iPhone 3G’s at its retail stores for weeks, AT&T has announced that they’ve sold almost twice as many iPhone 3G’s in the first week and a half of sales than during the same period last year.
AT&T posted a healthy $0.63 per share earning, boosting Q2 2008 revenue to a solid $30.9 billion. Unfortunately, iPhone 3G sales weren’t added to AT&T’s finances as the handset launched on July 11 – missing the Q2 fiscal cutoff by 11 days.
“The Apple iPhone 3G is a dramatic example of this transformation,” said chief executive Randall Stephenson. “In the days following our exclusive U.S. launch of this new device, powered by the nation’s fastest 3G wireless network, customer response has been everything we had anticipated and more.”