Apple passes 1 billion iPhones sold

By , Jul 27, 2016


Apple on Wednesday announced that it recently passed the 1 billion iPhones sold milestone. In a press release, the company said that during a staff meeting in Cupertino this morning, Tim Cook told employees that they had sold their one billionth handset last week.

The news comes just a day after Apple issued its third quarter earnings report, in which it said it sold just over 40 million iPhones during the 3-month period. That number is down some 7 million units from Q3 2015, but obviously they still have a reason to celebrate.

At an employee meeting in Cupertino this morning, CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple recently sold the billionth iPhone.

“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day,” said Cook. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”

During the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007, Steve Jobs said that Apple’s goal was to capture 1% of the smartphone market in 2008 (which meant selling 10 million iPhones), and “go from there.” It’s kind of interesting to think about that moment with today’s news.

Source: Apple

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  • Sohail Wahab

    When I bought my iPhone 6s, all my friends told me that you’re throwing away your money on a product that looks exactly like iPhone 6. I guess billion people did that

    • Great Lengths

      Wow you’re an idi0t! crApple didn’t sell a billion iPhone 6S’s, they’ve sold a BILLION iPhones TOTAL OF ALL TIME!!

      And just for the record, you’re friends were right. You should listen to them more often because clearly you’re not too bright!

      • Moltakfire

        Did you really tell him he isn’t too bright? In the preceding text, you confused you’re and your.

        You’re friends were right? You are friends were right?


      • Great Lengths

        The difference is, my grammatical can be fixed, stupidity can’t!

        But Thanks Dr. Seuss, I took care of it. *rolls eyes*

      • Christopher Lim

        And thing is, preference is a result of freedom of choice, a basic right most humans should be granted. It does not necessarily reflect as being stupid, it goes to shows that an individual has personality and individuality and knows what that individual wants. Grammatical errors and lack of comprehension, on the other hand, could potentially indicate moronic [as in the psychology term] traits, which if genetic, cannot be rectified easily, however on either case, stupidity can be fixed, as wisdom grows with age. Typing in obnoxious capitals doesn’t build a case against you sir, being a moron or an asshole either. It is understandable though, that your feeble mind might think that going with what others say is better, but as history has shown us, and as Steve Jobs has said, “the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”, so listen to yourself…unless it’s illegal. Good Luck! Have a nice day! (if possible)

      • Moltakfire

        Sorry that I replied late. Your comment meant virtually nothing to me.

        P.S. if you’re still looking for tips, ‘my grammatical can be fixed’ is ironic in itself. Fix up, look sharp.

      • that was unnecessary

    • Sohail Wahab

      I didn’t read the article, my bad.

      • Great Lengths

        It’s ok, you didn’t miss anything important.

        Cliff Notes: CrApple isn’t making as much money as they used to because they FAIL at innovation these days.

      • Christopher Lim

        Err… they are making more money than ever before, on an all time basis, and it seems to be trending upwards, especially when you look at the charts in increments of five years.

      • Great Lengths

        Oh man I definitely think you hit the nail on the head by putting “Dreamer” as one of your interests when you filled out your profile, because clearly you do a lot of it.

        Perhaps maybe you should actually do your research before you continue to embarrass yourself.

        “Here is a full breakdown of Q3 2016 numbers vs those from last year.”

        Revenue: $42.4 billion versus $49.6 billion
        iPhone units: 40.4 million versus 47.5 million
        iPad units: 10 million versus 10.9 million
        Mac units: 4.2 million versus 4.8 million

      • Christopher Lim

        I said in trend… in increments of five years and also looking at the charts across all time. Fiscal year 2016 isn’t over yet so we can’t really tell for the year, for quarters i know, but it’s still their third highest Q2, so on an all time basis, they’re still making more money overall. And how nice, you deleted your original comment.

  • ravinigga

    Then tell ur friend that the s6 and s7 looks the same even note 7. But the difference is specs

    • Good thing there’s so much variety in the smartphone space when it comes to design and features of non-Apple phones, most of which continue to struggle with deploying fingerprint sensors that actually work and the move to 64-bit computing