Apple Sold More iOS Devices in 2011 Than It Sold Macs in Almost 30 Years

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Asymco's Horace Dediu noticed a startling statistic: Apple sold 156 million iOS devices in 2011. That's 30 million more than the 122 million Macs that Apple has sold since the first one went on sale in 1984.

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To date, Apple has sold 316 million iOS devices total, across the three iOS product lines.

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PlaceofDis Avatar
117 months ago
well it does help that there is a big price difference between the Mac and iOS devices but this is just astounding really.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MasterHowl Avatar
117 months ago
Wow. Just wow!

I can see the appeal of an iOS device to your standard person, whether it be an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad... but I'd chose my Mac over all of those things any day.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tilpots Avatar
117 months ago
And MacRumors still doesn't have an app. :confused:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wordoflife Avatar
117 months ago

well it does help that there is a big price difference between the Mac and iOS devices but this is just astounding really.


Not to mention the price of Macs 30 years ago.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChrisTX Avatar
117 months ago
LONG LIVE THE MAC!!! Proud to say I've been using Macs long before iOS was around :D
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BillyBobBongo Avatar
117 months ago

As long as Macs keep selling I'm happy :)


As long as Apple keep making Macs, I'm happy! :cool:
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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