Did you know that Apple sold more than 3,000 miles of iPhones in Q1 2014?

Did you know that Apple sold more than 3,000 miles of iPhones in Q1 2014?
As we told you back in April, Apple sold a total of 43.7 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2014 (January - March). While that represents a lot of cash, and a record for the company (a considerable increase from the 37.4 million iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2013), we can also look at the figure in a different, unusual way.

Most of the iPhones sold by Apple last quarter were 5s and 5c models, with the old iPhone 4s 8GB likely accounting for a relatively small percentage of sales. We can probably safely assume that the average length of all iPhones sold by Apple during the quarter was about 4.8 inches (122 mm) - since the iPhone 5s is 4.87 inches long, the iPhone 5c is 4.90 inches, and the iPhone 4s measures in at only 4.54 inches.

If we multiply 4.8 inches by 43.7 million, we get 209,760,000 inches, thus 3,310 miles (5,327 km). That’s the distance that you’d cover by putting all the iPhones sold last quarter head to head. It’s more than the distance from New York to Los Angeles (about 2,808 miles), or from Miami to Seattle (about 3,297 miles). In fact, it’s more than the distance from any East Coast location to any location on the West Coast. If you could build a bridge out of those 43.7 million iPhones, it would span over the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to London.

Did you know that Apple sold more than 3,000 miles of iPhones in Q1 2014?

What
Did you know that Apple sold more than 3,000 miles of iPhones in Q1 2014?
about the total weight of iPhones sold between January and March this year? Well, let’s assume that the average weight is around 115 grams (since the iPhone 5s weighs 112 grams, but the iPhone 5c is heavier). 43.7 million iPhones weighing ~115 grams means about 5,025 metric tons. That’s slightly over 11 million pounds - around 24 times more than the weight of the Statue of Liberty (450,000 pounds).

Note: the quarter from January to March, which most of us know as Q1 2014, was Apple’s second 2014 fiscal quarter.

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73 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Grats. Here comes the posts by Apple lovers.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Amen brosephine, why are you here then considering the fact that you dont own an iPhone.

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Hey there Apple fan. Nice for you to post here :)

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Ex-apple fan suits better. But what about you. Your situation is like...... :-(

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Apparently, if you don't own an iPhone, you're not allowed to post on Apple articles.

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yeah ikr! It just applies to apple and WP articles. Btw you come in the same category of 96-clueless. Eagerly waiting for warning from PA mods.

61. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is the decree of the iPhone police - be on the lookout....trust NO ONE!!

23. laughoutloud

Posts: 6; Member since: May 16, 2014

This is pointless news. Still according to this calculation s3 makes 5095 miles considering it sold 60 million units (actually more than that). Take that apple!

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But wasn't sold in one quarter, as Apple announced, so fail on your part.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf, I'd say combined you and I have done more cardio than that. I've switched to the HIIT style now, it's gotten me a lot leaner. I know you're still on it bro. +1

71. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

With XSport charging $30 a month for the membership, you better believe I'm getting what I'm paying for (extra plus for swimming pool and rock climbing lol).

2. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Who cares?!!!

5. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Tim Cook certainly does.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Tim Cook cares about the distance 43.7 million iPhones can cover?

20. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

Sure he does. He wouldn't like a short one. Distance, that is. Edit: though, of course, it would be short only if fewer iPhones would be sold.

38. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Ooooh, so THAT'S why they're making the next iPhone bigger.

7. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

My name is hmd74. I don't really care about Apple articles but you know what? I will hit that Reply button, type a couple of words and then hit that Post comment button to show that I don't care! That will teach them!

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

My name is Ninetysix I'm a Fandroid disliker and I get really jealous when I see honest truthful post about Apple which relates to Patent trolling and bullying and being greedy I make up rants about Android users to busy playing with their widgets and other premium features that are available on Android; which personally which I feel angry and inpatient as well as jealous hoping when will these features be available on ios

35. Sauce unregistered

My name is Arte-8800 and I'm a clueless inbred moron who never has anything good to say in any Apple article. I call out fanboys even though I'm the biggest fanboy of all.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Amen to that. Constantly being a bother to people, yet calling others trolls. I don't get him at all. Any Sauce, impressive numbers from Apple and Samsung, no wonder they dominate the cellular landscape.

40. Sauce unregistered

Neither do I man. Exactly. Takes a troll to know a troll lolol. Yea its awesome. Apple and Samsung know how to deliver. My next phone soon will either be an iPhone 6 or Note 4. I hate LG phones, and can not stand WP for the life of me. Returned my first and last WP last year a week after playing with it. Plus, user experience from Apple is the best I've ever encountered, and their ecosystem is phenomenal. Samsung also has awesome customer service, but lacks a boasting ecosystem. Was thinking of getting OnePlusOne but decided not to because of this.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm gonna get the largess iPhone they come out with. I have my note 3, and won't be getting the note 4 cuz I think it's gonna be even larger. My 3 is already uncomfortable to hold, and use with one hand.

55. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What if the largest iPhone is bigger overall than the Note 3? That could very well happen since iPhones have big bezels.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then I'd have to hold it, and see how it is. What would make me go with it being bigger, would be the fact that it's my daily driver/Eco system. iPhones also auto edit/compress vids, which is huge for me.

64. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Samsung's ecosystem is really Google...and the PlayStore 'ecosystem' is just as good, if not better than Apple's. Also, like most people, I bet you never used that word in your life until the tech media started to use it more and more in their articles...Congrats!! You are a product of the brainwashing...give yourself a "Hi-5"...

67. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hi-5! ROTFL

53. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hold on I do give credit to Apple products. There good well made and have great customer service along with great apps which are slightly better than Android apps. But not all but few Yes I hate the way there business infrastructure works So you are wrong

66. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Hi, my name is Sauce, and i'm a liar. I claim not being a apple die-hard, and own best of both worlds, but at the end of the day i'm a iBoy from the bottom of my heart.

73. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

+1 SEN

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Well, important mobile tech stuff generally doesn't happen during the weekend

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