Dallas – AT&T (NYSE: T) said its earnings were up 26% in the
second quarter, to $4 billion, propelled by the activation of a record 3.2
million Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPhones during the period. The company said sales were up 0.6% to
$30.8 billion in the second quarter.
AT&T noted that pre-orders for the
recently-released iPhone 4 were ten times higher on the first day of
availability than what it saw for the iPhone 3GS.
The positive results prompted
the company to boost its full-year outlook.