Apple has announced that its active installed base of devices has reached 1 billion, based on the number of iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with the company's services within the past 90 days. Apple said the figure represents a 25% year-over-year increase in active devices.
Apple sold a record 74.8 million iPhones, along with 5.3 million Macs and 16.1 million iPads during the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. Apple also earned slightly over $6 billion in revenue from services, including App Store and iTunes sales, AppleCare, Apple Music subscriptions, Apple Pay, licensing and more.
Earlier this month, Apple said the 2015 holiday season was the "biggest ever" for the App Store, with customers spending a record-breaking $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases over a two-week period ending January 3. New Year's Day set a single-day record with $144 million in sales, just one week after setting a Christmas Day sales record.
Apple's latest data shows that iOS 9 is installed on 75% of active iOS devices, as measured by the App Store on January 11. 19% of devices are still running iOS 8, while the remaining 7% of devices are using an earlier iOS version. Apple previously said iOS 9 is on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in the company's history.
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*cue the Apple haters in 3...2...
There are three times as many Apple devices as Americans. Oy.
Pretty much only the iWatch helped to push them over the line as best ever quarter. All the other product categories were either relatively flat or declined.
If the iWatch turns out to be an iPad-like product then people won't upgrade that often and after the initial hype and excitement among technophiles dies down it too may see decreases in volume of units shipped.
I'm a two product only person (one Mac and one phone) with no intention of increasing. My brother even bought his first non-Mac computer recently because of Apple's continued neglect of the high performance gaming PC market.
Impressive figure nonetheless but I do see Apple having a tough year ahead if they don't try to pass on a bit more of those insane profits to customers by way of some better deals. I have very nearly bought a 6s a few times but have balked at the highest ever prices (in Australia). Now I'll almost certainly wait until 7 if I can even be bothered at all considering I like my 5s and it performs well enough. I certainly won't be upgrading iOS on it again considering Apple's history of making older devices sluggish. iOS 9 will be it for the 5s for me.
Apple is riding on the smartphones-for-everyone wave currently happening in technology, but sooner or later this evolution is bound to cool down. It all hinges on Apple's ability to invent the next new thing. If they don't, they might stumble hard because of how little a percentage of revenue they generate from not-iPhones.