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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work