Apple sells its 500 millionth Apple iPhone
The 100 millionth Apple iPhone was sold around February 2011, close to four years since the device first went on sale. But just one year later, the iconic smartphone quickly reached 200 million in sales. By then, of course, AT&T had lost its exclusivity. And quickly, before the end of 2012, the sales total reached 300 million.
The 400 millionth Apple iPhone was rung up in July 2013 and it is estimated that the 500 millionth iPhone was purchased on March 8th. Closing in on the ripe old age of 7, the Apple iPhone is still a force to be reckoned with. The last 100 million in sales took 2 to 6 weeks less to reach than the previous 100 million units did.
As for the 600 millionth iPhone to be sold, this milestone is expected to take place around the end of Apple's current fiscal year.
Apple has sold 500 million units of the Apple iPhone
17. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 430; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
500 millionth iPhone to the same 75 million iFollowers, Ya not all that impressive now is it!
18. TBomb (Posts: 110; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I was just thinking the same thing... ***ASSUMING*** this was a straight line graph... 7 years to reach 500milllion with a 2 year upgrade... would make it 3.5 contracts per person. 500million divided by 3.5 = would be roughly 142million people. That a little under half the US population... or all of Russia. Large by itself... but not compared to the 7billion in the world.
20. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 430; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
i put it at 75million because of broken iphones that get reactivated and iClan that buy ipones yearly
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)
One of the most iconic phones in history deserves the fame. Nice work.
13. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
limited again.....where and what did you say what to who?
another weeks vacation by PA....
14. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
LMAO, but true subpar midrange phone with a highend price, sure stamping a logo on it and make it a highend.
but well must give credit to them, well done..
8. Scott93274 (Posts: 832; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
That's some impressive growth. I'm hearing that the Smart phone market is maturing though so I wonder how long before sales taper off.
9. alterecho (Posts: 1079; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
The phone that redefined phones and modern computing.
15. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
me to not a fan but have a macbook air and had a ip5 but sold it, it was nice to pose and show and felt trendy.
12. Anshulonweb (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
I am an android fan.....but gonna admit that iPhone is one hell of a smartphone....
16. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Thats pretty farking impressive any way you look at it.
19. kindlefireowner (Posts: 345; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Business 101. Make a product that people want to buy. Then sell as many of them as possible, at full price.
Fandroids never understand that selling smartphones is a business.