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Apple says there are over 900 million iPhones in use

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Apple says there are over 900 million iPhones in use
Despite the slowing iPhone sales Apple has faced over the last four months – iPhone revenue is down 15% year-on-year – the Cupertino giant revealed earlier today in its latest earnings call that its active iPhone base currently sits at over 900 million devices.

This is actually the first time Apple has publicly disclosed this statistic and represents an all-time high for the product. Also, when Apple Watch, iPad, iPod and Mac devices are factored in, the number of Apple devices currently in use grows to a whopping 1.4 billion.

Unlike the iPhone, Apple chose not to break down the active user base of its other products. However, it was confirmed that the total number had grown by over 100 million in the past twelve months. Moreover, the figure is up a very respectable 40% versus 2016 when Apple hit 1 billion active devices.

Due to the growing importance of Services revenue to Apple, the Cupertino-based firm promised to periodically update user base figures going forward. This should help both analysts and investors better understand the performance of Apple’s hardware business, especially since it has now stopped disclosing quarterly iPhone shipments.

Moving forward, Apple expects iPhone sales to decline once again this quarter. However, the company could receive a big boost once the April quarter begins. After all, Apple is reportedly working on an updated iPad, an iPad Mini 5, next-gen AirPods and the AirPower charging mat. The company is also expected to announce its long-rumored video streaming service in the near future.

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