According to a press release published today by AT&T, the company has activated over one million iPhones 4S’ smartphones in just about 5 days of its launch. Prior to this, AT&T announced that they have processed more than 200,000 pre-orders for iPhone 4S within 12 hours of pre-orders going live — that made the iPhone 4S the most successful iPhone launched to-date.
AT&T is the only carrier in the United States that supports the HSPA+ capabilities of the iPhone 4S — maybe this is the reason why people are buying the new iPhones from AT&T.
Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T somewhat explains this phenomenon by saying,
It’s no surprise that customers are clamoring for iPhone 4S and they want it to run on a network that lets them download twice as fast as competitors.
There is another thing that other carriers do not offer but AT&T does; it is the simultaneous support for phone-based voice and data services. The GSM network of AT&T allows the company to offer such features which the outdated CDMA networks do not support.
iPhones have proven to be very good for AT&T so far. A record number of iPhone sales were recorded till Monday with the GSM carrier hoping to increase it by each and every day.
Meanwhile, the press release also stated that during the third quarter over half of smartphones activated were iPhones.