The iPhone's 10th anniversary in stats and sales (infographic)

The iPhone's 10th anniversary in stats and sales (infographic)
As you have probably heard if you have gotten out of bed today, January 9th marks the 10th anniversary of the most successful consumer electronics product of all time, the Apple iPhone. Even if you are still skimming the news under the covers, you might have encountered a title or two that promise to show you the evolution of Apple's smartphone portfolio, and even posts where all the iPhones ever released are put to a battery of tests together to depict the progress made in a decade.

There is nothing better to show how big of a success the iPhone is than report sheer sales numbers since its introduction in 2007, and the bill of materials for its costs to make. These, along with a few other stats you can find in the infographic below. While in 2016 sales dipped for the first time, the drop came after the whopping number of 231 million units sold in 2015 - the first full year when iPhones with larger, 4.7" and 5.5" screens were sold on the market. 

You can't repeat that salvo every year, but Apple is reportedly cooking something unique for 2017, tipped to be an OLED iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen, so the graph here may be zagging in the other direction by this time next year.


source: Statista

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20 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Truth be told, Apple is the ultimate driving force the every tech company strives to be.

5. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think so too but I'm not afraid to admit that it's becoming complacent. If it wasn't for the ecosystem at home that I'm tied to, I would probably give a high end android phone a try once in a while.

9. Unordinary unregistered

If I ever go Android again, it'll be the beautiful Pixel. Not some garbage bloated PoS phone. I've got my eye on Googles new phone line :)

2. Mrboss unregistered

goo.gl/YhsWNY Why there is no such article from PA?

3. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because your link doesn't work, obviously.

8. Mrboss unregistered

Do copy, paste and see... dont be dumb enuf like PA..! Pls dont ask me wr to paste it next time...!

18. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

So many ellipses... GreenMan, is this your new account?!

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

it does work. you just dont know how to use it.

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

dunno how you can fail at opening that link.. but here is where that short-link goes to:https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-ranked-8th-on-the-list-of-companies-awarded-with-most-patents-in-the-us/

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

4. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Because Im not antes isheep This means nothing to me The 10th anniversary

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

No one really cares to be honest.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The legend

10. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

iPhone is the greatest....

11. Foxgabanna

Posts: 579; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

iPhone have magically become the pedestal of what a smartphone should be. Samsung even copies from Apple to become just as good. They just work. No overthinking it at all.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

iPhone used to be the greatest? 3 years ago. Then it just stopped evolving.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sorry, not a question. iPhone used to be the greatest.

15. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Impressive, keep it up Apple.

16. GeekOFW

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

iPhones, the phone that you have no total control over with after paying top dollar.

17. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Sales dipped but lets see how this fall does...Although a Apple fan here, I do admit that there are better gadgets out there.

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