Apple iPhone sales surpass human reproduction in the fourth quarter

Apple iPhone sales surpass human reproduction in the fourth quarter
If Apple iPhone sales continue at the current pace, the new corporate logo might turn out to be a rabbit. Of course, you can't blame the Cupertino based firm  for the incredible demand that led to the sale of 37 million Apple iPhone units last quarter. What is interesting is that number of Apple iPhone models that were sold last quarter exceeded the number of live births on earth during the same period. A tweet from Digital Design guru Luke Wroblewski pointed out that Apple sold more copies of the iPhone daily during the quarter than the daily number of births on the planet. The figures came out to 402,000 iPhones sold daily versus 300,000 daily births, according to Wroblewski.

Actually, the daily rates cited on the tweet are a little off. Based on stats from Apple and Wolfram Alpha, the number of Apple iPhones sold daily during the fourth calendar quarter was 377,551 which still outnumbers the 371,124 average daily birthrate. There is no denying that many Apple iPhone users treat their handset as though it were a child.

In at least one way, raising a baby is like owning an iPhone. You must teach both to take their first byte.

source: CNET



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63 Comments

1. superguy

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Wasn't Google claiming they were activating 350k+ Android phones per day? Come on PA, if you're going to mention the one with a stat like this, you should at least mention the other.

13. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol..

19. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you said it right..."claiming"...claims and stats on paper are 2 different things there bud.

20. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Agreed. This PA article is yet another ridiculous apple article. There actually up to 900,000 android activations per day. Hmmmm so that's 900,000 per day x about 90 days in a quarter period = 81,000,000. Surely there hasn't been 81,000,000 births in that same period so android sales have surely massively out numbered births

35. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I love Apple...I really do. But even I'm getting tired of the massive amount of Apple stories. I come to PhoneArena to hear about both popular devices as well as obscure ones. But this site has literally turned into a lot of Apple and a slightly lesser amount of Android stories. Maybe we just need to have conversations on the few other stories they post. If this is anything like television journalism, whatever gets the most response is what gets the most airtime. So maybe we need to change and start having 35 comments on a different topic.

36. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Now that I think about it, other stories don't really get too much conversation going. I looked at the front page and if it's an Apple story, people flock to comment, whether it's good or bad. But the Android and phone posts have maybe 3 or 4 comments. The reason there are so many Apple stories is because both Apple haters and fanboys flock to it. I kind of think that's funny in a way. People who hate Apple don't just ignore the story. In fact, they make it more popular by starting fights. And PhoneArena makes money because of how many views the adds on the page gets...Thanks

50. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

And maybe they should have a like/dislike button on the stories just like they have on the comments? Now, is that a patentable idea?

53. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

yest but iPhone is a single device....and androids are many devices.

62. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Android is one OS running many devices, just like iOS, with their different releases..

2. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

*Sigh

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yet android activations are still higher. Why is it some odd comparison when ios is involved but not android? And let's be clear, it's not just "the one iphone", it's a total of ios devices.

38. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

so then there is no "one android phone" that sells more than babies

40. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

stepping back and looking at it theres only one company crude and controlling enough to have a statements circulating paying more attention and glory to its sales figures boasts and money gouging than that paid to the actual event of human life births

46. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

lol who wud that be? samsung? they seem to be making nasty commercials… dont see apple or rim or htc making things like that...

51. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

Apple has quite a few nasty commercials comparing their "great" macs with the windows systems.

55. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i wud not consider those "crude"... neither wud i really consider samsungs... so idk who the guy was refering to

43. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

there is no "one iphone" that sells more than babies either, dumbnuts, there are 3 of them on sale right now. wow, u crazed ibots really have to get with the times and get new arguements.

45. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

did i say anywhere that there is one iphone that does? obviously u did not even bother to read my comment… i simply said there is not one android phone either… but then again anything anti-android seems to be "ibots" to u..

58. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no, i read it quite clearly. your implying that "1 iphone" sells more than babies with your question about "1 android phone". Otherwise your quip is completely pointless. Well.. its pointless anyways, but still.

60. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

haha funny considering i was simply restating what u were saying, albeit not making android seem glorious--sorry... i think u read too much into my comment as i was simply saying that while there is not one iphone, there is not one android phone, as you were implying there was (quite falsely in fact)

48. abcdefg

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

remixfa, what is your major in school?

57. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

finding taco. think i might have a winner.

54. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

how many ios devices are there?

56. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

three

59. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

good, and those 3 devices outsold all android devices

63. thinking

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

False.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Haha this is getting stupid.

10. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

yea, I think this is kinda bad.

7. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Blah, no body care anymore.

8. Manideepreddy

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

The people who are talking about android sales are just mad.. iPhone is just one single phone and android platform has few thousands of models.. In that way of course android sales will be higher.. At least now you morons understand why PA only wrote about the iPhone sales..

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