iphone-7-plus-double-camera-BWith Apple sticking to the same design for 3 years in a row, and with iPhone sales experiencing a drop for the first time since its launch in the past several years, many have expected the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to fail, or at least have a lukewarm reception. So far Sprint and T-Mobile are claiming otherwise.

Now according to a report from CNBC, it looks like AT&T is also backing those claims. According to John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer at AT&T, he is saying that pre-orders of the new iPhone have exceeded their expectations, and that sales are actually up year-over-year.

Stephens was quoted as saying, “The reality is as one of the biggest providers of the iPhone services, our sales are up. We have seen a real improvement, exceeding our expectations.” Unfortunately he did not provide any figures, whereas Sprint and T-Mobile are basically saying that pre-orders are around 4 times as much as before.

As for Verizon, the carrier seems to be spinning a different story. Speaking during the webcast of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Media Communications and Entertainment Conference, Verizon’s executive VP Marni Walden said that it was “business as usual” for the iPhone, suggesting that unlike the other carriers, Verizon isn’t seeing that much excitement for the new iPhones.

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