Apple will sell its one billionth iPhone this year

Apple will sell its one billionth iPhone this year
When Steve Jobs held up the Apple iPhone in his hands on January 9th, 2007, could he have imagined that nine years later the product he was showing off to the press would be closing in its one billionth unit sold? That is the position that Apple finds itself in. At the end of 2015, 896 million iPhones had been sold. If Apple sells 50 million units in the first calendar quarter, and another 44 million in the current quarter as analysts expect, the company will enter the summer just 10 million iPhones short of the magic number.

Unless the 4-inch Apple iPhone SE suddenly reverses course and takes off, Apple will sell its one billionth iPhone in July, around three months before the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus make an appearance. To be more precise, Wall Street analysts are betting that the one billionth iPhone gets rung up on July 20th. It should be pointed out that Apple sold its one billionth iOS device in November 2014. That includes the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The OG Apple iPhone sold 270,000 units in its first two days and sales hit the 1 million mark by September 2007. The Apple iPhone 3G sold one million units during its opening weekend, a number that shocked industry analysts.  Compare that with the 13 million Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus models that were sold during last September's opening weekend. With growth like that, you can understand why half of all iPhones sold were purchased just in the last two years.


source: CNNMoney via BGR

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30 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

1 bilion iSheeps, nice work Apple

4. tyrionTheWise unregistered

1 billion phones doesn't mean 1 billion users. Most people have used multiple iPhones over the years.

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Wow, I expected this exact comment, but not from you.. oh well...

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Just wanted to see how many thumbs up I can get from fandroids :P

16. Master_Yoda

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Most of them are probably still in school, just wait

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Good, cause education is important. Better than the alternative hobos with iOS devices commenting now.

55. iApologistsAreRetards

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Android has surpassed this milestone years ago....

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Android is an operating system, iPhone is a line of phones.

6. RichardYarell

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

my condolence to the one billionth victim of the greed corpse-peration.

7. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Or so your Android Device, you got it for Free? Jeez! Fanboys these days!!

18. RichardYarell

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

you poor soul no one beat mother android Samsung PERIOD!

24. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

...and people like this call Apple users sheep.

30. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You see, What he does is bash Nexus on Android Community and Praises Sammy. Then they get fired up and they bash Samsung. So he gains support from the Samsung fans in the Android community by adding him to their circles. So he creates a flame war and gains fame everytime. Samsung fans add follow him in G+ and he posts very very biased posts in his account. This strategy worked for him in G+ So he continues that strategy there and expands that to other sites like Pocketnow, Technobuffalo. Now this cancer has joined PA. We should be aware of this. He creates multiple accounts so that he can exist while his main account gets banned. There are a few people like him called "Samsung Knights". You'd see the same strategy followed by those other people. These aren't real Samsung fans but they use Sammy's name to promote themselves. Thereby putting us to Shame.

34. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

LOL, had a really healthy laugh from that story. Thanks for sharing!

35. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

These people are Pathetic lol

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All platforms have sheep. The difference is, we don't try to claim what we choose is better because we chose it. A "sheep" per our usage is the fact that most iPhone users just go along with everything Apple does, even when its bad. They will justify it to the death. Sure all camps have people like this, but Apple fans in general have been like this since the first Mac. I was born in 69, I'm not afraid to tell my age. I can't even count the countless times I have gotten into debates with people when it came to just some of the most stupid ideas and concepts you people have. Like PPC vs Intel, Mac OS vs Windows, OSX vs Windows, iOS vs Android, Apple vs Microosft and Apple vs Google. It's just this simple. Even Steve Wozniak said it. He said that the Apple of today is not the same company when he was there and he left when it changed. Apple went from being a customer caring fast growing computer company with a low budget, to a high budget, pompus, greedy, stockholder caring, racist, suing, arrogant, tax dodging, cultist group having monstrous mess. But I still like them, I just am a realist. You guys are still in some fantasy Apple zone.

46. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Shamesung is Ratchet

22. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

20. obedchuni

Posts: 315; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

where the hell is TechieXP with iphone 4s, 1GB Ram, you know techie you too have hands in making apple sell 1 Billionth iphone, as one is also a number na, thanks..

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I assume you're referring to me? Or maybe the other TechieXP. Yes I am so happy for all the iPhone I have purchased over the years even if they all weren't for me personally. Also, just for you - since the iPhone 4 and 4S are nearly 100% identical, it si very easy to forget Apple actually made other changes in the specs. It was an honest mistake. But hey, you cant find anything else wrong with what I say so may as well ride something I actually got wrong. Right? (2) iPhone 4 (1 for VZW/ATT) (2) iPhone 4S (1 for ATT/VZW) (1) iPhone 5 (VZW) (1) iPhone 5S (VZW) (2) iPhone 6 (T-Mobile) (2) iPhone 6 Plus (T-Mobile) (1) iPhone 6S Plus (VZW) I can say, I surely miss owning one; but not enough to have to deal with the limitations that I simply can't do my job without. After all the years of Apple making products which I have own plenty others including the Apple II, IIe, IIc, IIGS, PowerBook, Macbook and Mac Air, it gives me a chance to reflect just how much time, money and effort I spent over the years and enjoy products I liked very much. I surely miss the good ole days of Apple. I just wish they'd go back to the company that even Steve Wozniak loves. I even remember the day Woz came to my grade school (Walter Elias Disney Magnet School - Chicago, and unboxed our first Apple computer for our computer lab. Apple and others make great products. No one makes a perfect product; but Apple should still be the top dog with the best product based on their years of experience. Its sad to see them not be the company I loved as a kid growing up. Apple is the company that got me interested in computers in the first place. I remember a busted Apple II I found and took home and I learned how to fix it and I used it until I was able to buy newer models. Learning Basic, and remember all the games I made as a kid, just showed how much fun these products were. Keep going Apple! Enjoy your 1 billionth success!

23. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Congrats to Apple for Achieving this huge milestone.

29. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Ahhh yes... 1 billion paths to excuses why they don't actually need features every other phone has.

32. mrochester

Posts: 947; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

This is a significant milestone for a single manufacturer who manufacturers nothing but premium priced products.

38. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

but there are big chunk of those 1bill who buyed on 2-year contract, or with credit cards loan.. and $400 iSE doesnt like premium priced product, let alone their older phone which even cheaper than that

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's bank.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wonder if Google will ever sell 1billion Nexus devices...lol...NOT!!!! In a billion years!!!!

59. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

That's only one phone a year, so it's possible. Also McDonalds sells like 200 million burgers a year so they must be the best right?!

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Congrats Apple. Selling 1Billion of anything is a very high milestone and only a very few tech companies can ever claim this number. In fact this number to reach is so rare, some companies have more than one product that has reached this milestone, while the vast majority never will. As a reward Apple, whoever is the person that purchases that 1billionth iPhone, should get an iPhone Forever account where they get access to all of Apple services and a free phone every year for life. After all its just one person and you certain can afford it.

56. submarinerz

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Embrace yourself... Fanboy with ridiculous link about how good their device compare to iphone is coming... LoL

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