Chances that global iPhone sales topped 27 million last quarter are looking better
AT&T: 4.7 million
Verizon: 3.1 million
Sprint: 1.5 million
Asymco‘s Horace Dediu has neatly summarized these and all the other U.S. activation numbers dating back to 2007 in the chart at right.
He also takes a stab at estimating what last quarter’s U.S. activations tell us about how many iPhones Apple AAPL sold worldwide in Q4.
The consensus among the two groups of analysts — professionals and independents — we polled this week are for 26.42 million and 27.88 million iPhones, respectively. (See here.)
We’ll get the actual number soon enough. Apple is scheduled to release its fiscal Q4 earnings after the closing bell today.