AT&T reports 2.7m Q3 iPhone, 1m iPhone 4S activations

AT&T, reporting its third fiscal quarter financial results, has revealed that it activated a 2.7 million iPhones during the period. According to the release, those 2.7 million iPhones represented over half of the 4.8 million smartphones sold by the company during the period, which ended September 30.

By the end of the quarter, over half—52.6 percent—of the company’s 68.6 million postpaid subscribers were using smartphones, up from 39.1 percent in the year-ago quarter. In a separate release, AT&T said it had activated more than one million iPhone 4S units as of Tuesday, making it the most successful iPhone launch in the company’s history.