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Sprint Sells 1.8 Million iPhones in Initial Quarter, With 40 Percent Going to New Customers

As part of its fourth-quarter earnings report, Sprint disclosed on Wednesday that it sold 1.8 million iPhones during its first quarter carrying the Apple smartphone.

Of those, 40 percent of the sales were to new customers, Sprint said in a slide prepared for its earnings conference call.

Sprint highlighted a range of devices, but I’ve circled the one that I think had the biggest impact.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus