Has AT&T Stopped Relying on the iPhone?


AT&T (NYSE:T) reported second-quarter earnings Tuesday, and sales of smartphones using Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system beat sales of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone at the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States.

According to a conference call with AT&T’s head of wireless, Ralph de la Vega, and reported by CNET, Android phones made up most of AT&T’s 6.8 million smartphones sold during the quarter. Without giving specifics, he said that the carrier sold more iPhones this quarter than it did last quarter, but that lower sales of the Apple device could be related to rival carrier T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) introducing the iPhone on its network.