Apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active Devices Worldwide

by

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.

1-Billion-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.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
58 months ago
Wow, imagine if they had a dollar for every one of those devices.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
58 months ago
wow - it's a good thing there are hundreds of thousands of regulated, easily accessible computer/handset recycling stations out there to deal with all the toxic--- oh, wait
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
58 months ago
And I alone am responsible for 11 of those devices, where's my award damnit!

*cue the Apple haters in 3...2...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
58 months ago
Appletopia is the third most populated nation on the planet, behind only China and India.
There are three times as many Apple devices as Americans. Oy.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
58 months ago
This is a very useful stat to pull out right after the at best luke-warm quarterly results. The timing of its release is almost certainly intended to serve as a distraction for the media.

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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
58 months ago

66% of revenue was from overseas. That is unsustainable given current trends. Apples China Gamble is about to emplode by Q3. :apple:

I don't see why overseas revenue is unsustainable. If anything, that could help Apple diversify their product categories for different markets. Basing like 95% of international revenue on one single product, however, does seem unsustainable in the long run.

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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera

Friday July 10, 2020 11:12 am PDT by
Apple this month published a support document that warns customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera as it can lead to display damage. Image via Reddit Apple says that the clearance between the display and the keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances, which can be problematic. Covering the camera can also cause issues with automatic brightness and True Tone....

iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max [Update]

Tuesday July 7, 2020 6:49 pm PDT by
Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new. Over the weekend, there was some excitement about how well the new 5.4" iPhone 12 compares to the original iPhone SE. Those who have been hoping...

Leaker: 'iPhone 12 Pro' to Come With 6GB of RAM

Friday July 10, 2020 1:59 am PDT by
Later this year, Apple is expected to release four OLED iPhones in three display sizes, including 5.4, 6.7, and two 6.1-inch models. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices, and now leaker @L0vetodream has corroborated previous rumors about the internal specs of Apple's upcoming lineup. Rumors suggest Apple will use 5-nanometer A14 chips in its...

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Public Beta Testers

Thursday July 9, 2020 10:14 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first public betas of upcoming iOS and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group, two weeks after first providing the updates to developers after the WWDC keynote and a day after seeding the second developer betas. Public beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the iOS/‌iPadOS‌ 14 updates over the air after installing ...

Apple Moving Forward on Semitransparent Lenses for Upcoming AR Headset

Friday July 10, 2020 7:24 am PDT by
Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset, with the semitransparent lenses for the device moving from prototype to trial production, reports The Information. Apple is developing the lenses on a single production line at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu in southwestern China, where most of Apple’s iPad production is...

Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to Include 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air This Year, 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models Next Year

Friday July 10, 2020 2:58 am PDT by
At last month's WWDC, Apple officially announced that its Mac computers will be transitioned from Intel x86 to homegrown Apple Silicon chips. Apple said it plans to deliver the first Apple Silicon Mac by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a form factor similar to the current 13.3-inch...

Apple's Arm-Based Macs With Apple Silicon Chips Will Support Thunderbolt

Wednesday July 8, 2020 3:14 pm PDT by
Apple is working on Macs that use its custom Apple-designed Apple Silicon chips instead of Intel chips, but Apple has committed to continuing to support Thunderbolt, reports The Verge. In a statement, an Apple spokesperson said that Apple's upcoming machines will offer support for Intel's Thunderbolt USB-C standard. "Over a decade ago, Apple partnered with Intel to design and develop...

Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 2: New Calendar Icon, Files Widget and More

Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:38 am PDT by
Apple today released the second beta of iOS 14 to developers for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features that are coming in the update. Below, we've rounded up all of the changes that we found in the second beta. - Calendar icon - There's a new Calendar app icon in iOS 14 beta 2, with the day of the week abbreviated rather than spelled out. - Clock icon - The clock...

Analyst Believes iPhone 12 Pricing Will Start $50 Higher Even Without EarPods or Charger in Box

Wednesday July 8, 2020 9:35 am PDT by
Despite multiple reports indicating that Apple will not include EarPods or a wall charger with iPhone 12 models this year, one analyst believes that pricing will still increase slightly compared to the iPhone 11 lineup. In a research note provided to MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu forecasted that iPhone 12 pricing will start at $749 for a new 5.4-inch model, an increase of $50 over the base...

Hands-On With tvOS 14: Picture in Picture, 4K YouTube, HomeKit and More

Thursday July 9, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
Apple at WWDC introduced a new version of tvOS, the software that's designed to run on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS updates are often more minor in scale than iOS, watchOS, and macOS updates, but tvOS 14 has some useful new features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple in tvOS 13 introduced a Picture in Picture option for the Apple TV...