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Apple Has Sold 1 Billion iPhones

Apple today announced that it recently sold its one-billionth iPhone, marking a major milestone for the company. CEO Tim Cook shared the news with employees at a staff meeting this morning, as noted in a news story published by Apple.

In a statement, Cook called the iPhone one of the most successful, world-changing products in history, echoing similar sentiments from yesterday's earnings call where he said believes the iPhone is becoming a device that people can't live without.

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Tim Cook holds the billionth iPhone sold
"iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It's become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day," said Cook. "Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we've always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day."
Apple first introduced the iPhone in 2007, and since then, the company has gone on to release nine generations, each with major improvements, revisions, and new features. While iPhone sales have been down for the last two quarters, the 1 billion milestone highlights what a successful product it is.

The iPhone has long been Apple's most important device, responsible for a majority of the revenue that the company brings in.

Next year, Apple will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and the company has something big planned. Rumors suggest the 2017 iPhone will introduce some of the most significant design changes we've seen, with an all glass body and an edge-to-edge display with an integrated camera and Touch ID sensor. Other prospective features include wireless charging, biometric additions like iris or facial scanning, and a faster A11 chip.

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9 months ago

Congrats.

Now let's get back to work on the desktops and laptops that made this company successful in the first place.

#macintoshmatters
Rating: 37 Votes
9 months ago

Yeah, would've reached this milestone faster if the 6S didn't suck and the SE wasn't a rehash of a 4-year old design


And 16 GB base model...

Yes because MR posters can't just acknowledge an important milestone, they have to throw snark in. :rolleyes:

No one in their wildest dreams could have predicted that Apple would've sold 1 billion iPhones in less than 10 years.
Rating: 26 Votes
9 months ago



Tim Cook holds the billionth iPhone sold

"Ummm, Tim, when can I have my iPhone back?"
Rating: 22 Votes
9 months ago
Yeah, would've reached this milestone faster if the 6S didn't suck and the SE wasn't a rehash of a 4-year old design

and after 1 billion sold, still can't get great battery life.

And 16 GB base model... Is it 2009?


Rating: 22 Votes
9 months ago

This is like when Mcdonalds said 99 billion served. Lets focus on the number - not what we selling now, or what we once represented - Just focus on the number. Apple sounds (and acts) more like Microsoft from the 90's every passing day.

Good grief selling one billion of anything is a huge milestone. Don't be ridiculous.
Rating: 17 Votes
9 months ago

Exactly. Apple's current success is tied directly to the products Steve introduced when he was alive. The stuff that Tim Cook introduced (Apple Watch, iPad Pro, etc) have been colossal flops.

The only colossal flops are comments like these.
Rating: 16 Votes
9 months ago

and after 1 billion sold, still can't get great battery life.

Try the SE. Amazing battery life.

What an astounding number. I remember how many people scoffed when I stood in line for the first one.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 months ago
A billion of anything is mind boggling. I wonder how many hundreds of millions are in landfills.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 months ago

Can't stand Cook and his spin. At least when Steve did it, he did it with style and actually made his spin believable!


How, in the name of all that is holy, can confirming proven numbers of phones sold be a 'spin'?
Rating: 14 Votes
9 months ago
Well done, Apple. Amazing work.



Rating: 12 Votes

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