Sprint iPhone sales hold steady, AT&T and Verizon decline

Sprint has announced that it sold 1.5 million iPhones in the last quarter. That means the company is holding fairly steady for iPhone sales, having sold about the same number in the previous quarter. 40 percent of last quarter's sales were to new Sprint subscribers, so the iPhone is bringing in new money to the company.

Verizon and AT&T weren't quite so lucky -- Verizon saw sales of its iPhone drop from 3.2 million to 2.7 million, and AT&T saw a drop from 5.5 million to 3.7 million. When you consider those numbers, Sprint is doing quite well indeed.

But there are probably a few different reasons for those drops, none of which seem very threatening for any of these companies. Yes, Android is growing in popularity all the time, and yes, more and more carriers are picking up iPhone contracts, which means there are more pieces of the pie to go around. And the biggest cloud over all of these figures is of course the possible new iPhone coming later on this year. If Apple does debut a new device along with iOS 6, these numbers may jump right back up the charts.