"The best selling product of its kind in the history of the world": Tim Cook says over a billion iPhones out there

Yes, you did not read that wrong. Apple has shipped over 1 billion iPhones.

Yes, billion with a "b".

This milestone was shared by CEO Tim Cook during Apple's September 7 event and really gives us an idea as to just how large Apple is. 

The iPhone is "the best-selling product of its kind in the history of the world" as per Tim Cook, and we have a few good reasons to believe him.

Now, how many Android manufacturers can come up with the same claims?




1. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Why pull android in again? But I can name one moron cock....ups Cook....

3. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because it'll start arguments, which generate clicks.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

That's true. There has been alot of arguments on the Samsung articles lately, with no less than a hundred comments, and I even saw a Note7 article topping 200 comments!

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and this article only have 5 sentences...

27. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Cook should notice that iphone is a brand, not a single phone. In this department, Nokia 1100 it the best selling product of its kind. Nevertheless, the brand iphone can be the most successful one, no doubt about it.


Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Billion turds......

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Yes, that's how many trolls there are for every Apple article and news.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Are you kidding? Go read the Note7 articles and see howmany iTrolls are there.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You owned him with that one.

21. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Are you seriously trying to say that there aren't just as many Apple fans that trill Android articles?? I hope not.

23. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Dude, go find me a fightarena article on apple that doesn't have a troll and post it here.

28. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Soon as you find me one on LG. Or Samsung. Or HTC. Or Moto. Or Google.

7. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

whatever, but apple exaggerate so much about their products!

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Lol, Google Android sells 1.4 billion phones per year. Samsung sells over 300 million every year.

13. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

If apple starts flooding hundreds of different models like samsung, apple will sell more than billion in a year. But they will never do. That is why they are best.

14. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Best at what?

17. chelsfc2108

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

did you just say Apple passed up the chance to make more money? That doesn't sound like Apple since they charge $160 for the "Airpods" that cost $10 to make.

24. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Apple don't make low end devices for the 3rd world who can't afford smartphones. If Apple were still selling the iPhone 4 in these markets for $100 they'd sell alot more. I think that's what he's saying.... Not everyone can afford iphones and that's fine.

25. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Apple has proved time and again that you do Not need to sell more number of products to make more money. Unlike smasung or any other mobile manufacturer which sell More and make less. So who is best.

20. TerryTerius unregistered

That isn't at all the same thing. Android is an operating system developed by Google but utilized by companies around the world. It in and of itself is not a product that you buy. Samsung sells multiple product lines. Samsung is the brand, whereas the galaxy S series would be a product line. The galaxy note series would be a separate product line, so on and so forth. Both are simultaneously true. Samsung outsells Apple in total, and the iPhone is the most successful product line of its kind. There are not 1 billion galaxy S devices, or galaxy note devices.

10. raju516

Posts: 19; Member since: May 05, 2016

U r just reporting what Tim cook said. Why do u want to make this opinionated when u r reporting what one says. U can express our views in separate section aptly titled Don't mix news and ur opinions

11. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1377; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And Samsung is well on its way to 2 billion Android smartphones, if they haven't passed it already. Huawei is making great strides towards 1 billion as well. Impressive from Apple? Not so much.

22. TerryTerius unregistered

A product line is a single series. The galaxy S would be one series, the galaxy note would be another. Whereas iPhones are one continuous series. Samsung sells more phones than Apple in total, but they do not have a single product line that is more successful than the iPhone.

12. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

I love the part of the event when they mentioned Samsung. Oh my bad, they never did because Apple is number one and doesn't need to mention the exploding phone company. Next at Samsung's event.....no headphone jack!!!! LMFAO!!!!!

15. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung is the world's largest smartphone manufacturer. Samsung is the world's largest component manufacturer making many of the parts for iPhones and others. Samsung is the world's largest consumer electronics company. The difference between Samsung and apple is apple is the only ios device. It has no competitor and it's proprietary so it needs other apple products to work properly. Therefore people use apple products and services because they have no choice. Samsung customers having choices, they can buy HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola etc and use and 3 party software and accessories, yet Samsung still manage to be number 1.

16. Nathillien unregistered

Several Galaxy phones for each iPhone. ;)

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Link please

26. mudcat626

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

He is talking premium phones. Samsung has not come nowhere close to selling a billion S and Note models. Android manufacturers don't make any phones that compete with IPhone. So yes Android has sold billions, but they are all low and mid tier phones including the S and Note models.

29. TBomb

Posts: 1394; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

didnt read the article carefully... but was Cook referring to1billion active iphones or 1billion sold since 2007?

32. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Maybe not both... but iPhone that EVER PRODUCED since 2007... since he just said "1 billion out there" or "1 billion shipped"

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