O2 has released figures claiming it has sold 2 million
iPhones since the launch of the device on its network in 2007.
The company said the Palm Pre was selling well, and along
with the iPhone, had helped it to achieve a good 2009 in the UK.
Matthew Key, the chief
executive of Telefonica Europe, and Ronan Dunne, chief executive of O2 UK, said
the operator was still enjoying a boost from being the first operator to sell
the Apple phone.
said it had also enjoyed industry-leading churn in Britain, meaning it was retaining
more customers than any of its rivals.
Vodafone announced in
January that it had sold 100,000 iPhones in the first week since launch,
including pre-orders. Orange is believed to have
sold 200,000 iPhones in the UK
since launch in November.