Apple to sell its 700 millionth iOS device next month

Apple to sell its 700 millionth iOS device next month
We're deep into today's Apple event for the new iPhones and in the leadup to the real announcements, Apple decided that it was time to drop a number on us. That number was 700 million. As in, Apple is expecting to sell its 700 millionth iOS device by the end of next month. Of course, that sounds pretty impressive, and it is, but we thought you might want a bit of context for that number.

First, it helps to know what exactly factors into that number. Most people only consider the iPhone and iPad when it comes to the term "iOS device", but that number does also include the iPod Touch. Also, it helps to keep in mind that in June at WWDC, Apple had announced that it had sold 600 million iOS devices. So, that means that since 2007 with the original iPhone, including every iPhone since, and each iPad, the iPad mini, and all of the iPod Touch devices, that number will soon hit 700 million. 

The most impressive part of that number is really that Apple is just one company with a relative handful of devices. Google announced 1 billion Android devices activated recently, when it also announced Android 4.4 KitKat. Of course, the Android number combines all of the hundreds of different Android devices around the world, although it doesn't count non-Google Androids, so it's quite hard to compare. 

source: Apple



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Pretty awesome coming from a single company. Keep up the good work. Competition is good.

2. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Apple is really serious in this competition. Imagine that 64-bit chip!

7. rodrigopsasaki

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

What's really the point of a 64-bit chip with 1GB of RAM? Is it really gonna make that much of a difference?


Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

hmm, iThink the same 50 million iFans have bought all 700 million of those devices! Think about it, each Apple iFollower has bought at least 3 iPads before they realized that are basically all the same, 3 Iphones, even though half of them are S models lol, 3 iPods and 1 mini, only because there hasn't been 2 minis yet. Meh, 700 million not so impressive now is it!

3. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Too many victims..... iDiots or iMbeciles?? You'll be the judge...

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Would you like some wine with that jelly?

5. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

that's pretty immature dude! it's just a damn phone!

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