1.2 billion iPhone handsets have been sold since the device launched in 2007

1.2 billion iPhone handsets have been sold since the device launched in 2007
During his conference call yesterday, made in the aftermath of Apple's third fiscal quarter earnings announcement, CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 1.2 billion iPhone handsets since the iconic device first launched in June 2007. Last year at this time, Apple announced that it had sold 1 billion units of its smart handset since 2007. That means that over the last year, 200 million iPhone models have found a home.

Cook pointed out that current iPhone sales have been impressive, especially at the high-end of the lineup. Sales of the top-shelf Apple iPhone 7 Plus outpaced the previous year's sales of the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, which was the company's top-of-the-line smartphone in 2015. Some of the increase in sales could be due to the dual camera setup, which debuted with the iPhone 7 Plus.


In addition to the excitement over the iPhone's tenth anniversary, smartphone fans are eagerly awaited the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 8. To celebrate a decade of iPhone, this premium model will be the first handset coming from the tech titan to feature an OLED panel carrying an edge-to-edge screen. With no buttons expected on the device, Apple will use a special 3D scanner to allow facial recognition to unlock the phone and verify identification. This technology replaces fingerprint scanner Touch ID, which Apple had hoped to place under the touchscreen, but was unable to do so.


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4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

1.2 billion units sold... wow what a feat!

5. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

What fake excitement from a person who frequently hates on Apple.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Not excited. Just acknowledging this achievement from Apple. A non-Apple fan won't be excited by Apple's success. You lack logical comprehension, as usual.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He doesn't hate Apple. He just isn't in bed/love with them. I'm happy for them too. Just not a sheeple like the fans are. None of us Android fans dislike apple. We hate their and their iFans B.S. they talk everyday. Anyways, Samsung has been selling phones in huge numbers since 1998. With their first phone selling 6M and it wasn't a smartphone. But since 98, they have sold 1B phones 3 times and are about 6ooM phones from doing it for the 4th time in 2 decades. The last time they sold 1B was within the recent 4 years, which they did in just 3. In fact, the sales of 2016, 2015 and 2014 combine for 1B headsets. Then the 3 years prior, also total over 1B. But of course, no article was written for Samsung 1B phone sales...lol No love for all OEM's on a single OEM biased site like iPhoneArena!

62. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

And it only took Samsung making 50 different phones a year to accomplish that. I wouldn't expect less from a company that has success from flooding the market with a shotgun approach and hoping something sticks.

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is a lie. They weren't t making 50 phone per year, every year...DERP. Samsung I believe makes about 20 models, but each model has a carrier or country specific variant. They don't make 50 unique phones. If you think so, so and look at all the models on GSMarena that they made for 2016.

64. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The problem is that you take every iPhone on this side as Apple fan. Because in your kogic only apple fans buy apple products.

6. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Android achieved this milestone back in 2013. Late to the game Apple

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah well. No one is perfect. Samsung sold 1B phones over the past 3 years and the 3 years prior to that too. But no love for Samsung from PA which should have written 2 articles for Samsung doing it, but didn't write one. We know who they love...iPhoneArena. Just saying.

50. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

well, considering samsung has gazillion android line ups, I am surprised it took them that long....

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Took 10 whole years for Apple to sell 1B handsets, which Samsung did in just 3 years. lol. Who really is the ian't left up to any interpretation. Hwoever I am happy for their success. Be nice if Apple had a successful product, that wasn't based on them ripping off ideas from others. The iPhone is a cool tool/toy and has been a trendsetter for about 4 models. The best looking model with always be the gold 5S for me. My favorite will always be the 3GS though I never owned it. There was something about the display and how the pixel made the icons look that I really liked it. After only owning my 3rd iPhone model, the 7+, after having the 4 and 4S, I am disappointed in how little the iPhone and IOS have changed in 10 years. When you look at the evolution of other products over 10 years, platforms like Linux and Windows made great strides over 10 years, whiel the iPhone has barely changed. If you compare Windows in 2005 to Windows in 95, Windows XP/7 are far and away better than 95 vs how iOS is now vs iOS 10 years ago. Android has also made far greater strides over its time than Apple has. OEM's like Samsung who had its first major phone 2 years after Apple, did better with the platform than Apple itself. While Apple claim the iPhone was 5 years ahead of everyone else, 2 years later apple had some oretty stiff competition. Not from cheap phones liek the Samsung Instinct. But first HTC hit Apple hard with a 4 devices that struck the iPhone hard. The HTC Evo, Incredible and ThunderBolt all hit Apple hard and help HTC sell more phones in 3 quarters of the year 2010. Then Samsung followed with the 1st S which was certainly a better iPhone than apple first iPhone. Samsung sold over 20M of the verr first model vs Apple selling less than 10M But the iPhone 4 broke the trend, because Apple was no longer in its exclusivity deal with ATT, If Apple had only stayed with ATT, they would not have the market they have today, because ATT isn't big enough. So once iPhone wen to VZW, sales took off with VZW getting half of ATT sales per quarter year after year. But Apple will never likely ever sell 300M+ in a year. They certainly are NEVER gonna sell the same 430M Samsung sold. They arent gonna have top consecutive sales years like Nokia and Samsung have had. And now ist taken 10 years to do what Nokia did in 5 and Samsung did in 3 and likely no one else is ever gonna do and that is sell 1B phones. Good job Apple. The iPhone has been a cool product over the years. Now move aside and let the big boy with the next big thing take over. Everyone gets a turn, your turn is now up. Next up! Samsung, who has actually sold 1B phones almost 3.5 times already since 1998. The last time they sold 1B phones, it took only 3 years to do it. Apple still playing catch-up. But good job. As they say, better late than never. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_mobile_phones Congrats Apple...US leading tech company!

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Impressive...most impressive. Apple makes a very good product in the iPhone, with the new design language, it's gonna sell even better moving forward. Unleash more features, to tap into that chipset, and man oh man.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well I hope they plan to keep the iPhone 8 design. I think this bezel-less design isn't gonna be hyped for long because in 2018, ever OEM will have at least one phone in this category. The next big thing is who pulls of a completely bezel-less phone phone first. The only way this can be done, is we have to see who is willing to drop the front-facing camera first to make it happen.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I prefer a little bezel, for grip without screen presses.

33. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

But Darkk , you've got big massive hands and fingers, so how will you be able to .....?

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yea. But check this. The bezel main job really holding the 2 larts of the phone together. They already just use glue. Samsung next move will curve the top and bottom. They could that and you use th3 curve on th3 back to hold it. Imagine the back of the Note 7, but curved from th3 front on all 4 sides. You could still hold it, but it would be like a bar of soap. But Samsung coukd add texture to the back. Or use something like Carbon Fibre. That would be a beast.

42. Carlitos

Posts: 683; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Most likely Samsung or LG still to be completely honest. They are few of only ones spending billionson display R&D so it wouldn't be to far fetched to assume they will be the first to put it out there or Sony and sharp

19. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple sold 1.2 billion iPhones, and Samsung always did not solve lags in Galaxy S series!!!!!!'

25. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hey phonearena, you need to give a limit for the size of a comment. At least less than the article (in this case Techie will never post a comment). Also a quota is not a bad idea.

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If techie annoys you that much. Leave, and go to another site, or scroll past his posts. No need to be a little vajayjay about it. Queue arte8800/99999

39. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Thanks god, scrolling on iPhone is very smooth not like on Android device!!!!!

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then use it, to smoothly scroll past his comments. My S8 Plus is horribly laggy, and stops scrolling all the time, hate I even bought it, so I have to read his posts. Man I hate android and Samsung /s

44. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Wait a sec, hold on you said on an another article: "that you use your S8 to pay for purchases, and don't Carrie you debit card with you". And know you say you've got an S8+ You liar.

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's not smooth. It's just slow. When to7 open a web page in Safari. If I flick the S teen, the page will scroll for maybe 30% of th3 page. If I flick a web page in my Samsung browser, it scrolls for more than 80% of the page in o e flick. All phones have laggy keyboards and some in th3 HI. There are hundreds of videos showing iPhome lag. Why ring it up? It's pointless. Again a clear breaking of the rules and PA does nothing. But if it was me, they have 3 guys send me a warning for one post just so they can limit my posting for a week. Again more discr8mination. But you guys an be off topic, ait fights, cuss and do whatever. Maybe aftwr PA loses some money, they will change.

55. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Discrimination!!!! They always let post your huge nonsense comments, this is a discrimination for us.

40. 1113douglas

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 04, 2013

1.2+ billion Android devices sold in 2016 alone

54. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes Hyundai sells cars more than Ferrari!!!!!!

57. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Using car analogy to talk about phones makes no sense. Ferrari makes sport/racing cars, Hyundai does not. Two different types of cars for two different types of consumers.

63. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Actually the analogy does work, you just don't like it. Samsung floods the market with 50 different phones a year, not even counting all the cheap and midrange phones, by countless android manufacturers. Apple has one market, like Ferrari

65. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No it does not work. Ferrari had an entry-level line of cars, like the Dino and California T. Apple does not typically have an entry-level phone, aside from the iPhone SE (which is basically a recycled iPhone 5s with upgraded specs). So, no it doesn't work.

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