T-Mobile sells 500,000 iPhone 5s in first month of availability, but quarterly profits take a hit


T-Mobile has officially released its earnings for the first quarter, and with that release the carrier released its first iPhone sales numbers. Since launching on April 12th, T-Mobile says that the company has sold approximately 500,000 iPhone 5 smartphones — not a bad rate, but far behind the 4.8 million iPhones that AT&T sold in the first three months of the year. Of course, AT&T’s numbers are surely boosted up by the free iPhone 4 and $ 99 iPhone 4S. T-Mobile also sells Apple’s older phones, but it didn’t give a combined total for its sales of Apple’s line — we’d expect that to come next quarter, when it has a full three months of data to report.

As for the rest of the results, they pretty much matched up with what T-Mobile shared…

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