Apple Now Has 1.5 Billion Active Devices Worldwide

In today's earnings release where Apple reported record numbers due to the strength of iPhone sales, wearables, and services, Apple said that it now has 1.5 billion active devices.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the milestone was hit over the holiday period, and serves as a "powerful testament to the satisfaction, engagement and loyalty of our customers -- and a great driver of our growth across the board."


Apple's active installed base include ‌iPhone‌, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch models in use around the world.

The active install base has grown from 1.4 billion, a number that Apple reported in January 2019.

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3 weeks ago


and maybe 25M users


Really? So 60 devices per user?
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3 weeks ago
Absolutely crushing. The user base cannot be underestimated.
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3 weeks ago
I think it would be 1.4 billion devices, if not for our household...
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3 weeks ago
If you think about it, Apple is the manufacturer with the most devices in a household.
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3 weeks ago
And that's not counting all the devices not signed in with an Apple ID and old retired devices like my 4S.
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3 weeks ago
My active Apple devices: 2 iPhones because I'm in transition back to 1 iPhone. I will likely buy one of the iPad range late this year and I may buy a MacBook (not a Windows laptop, I prefer my Windows desktop) sometime in the future. That's all. Sorry, Tim. ?
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3 weeks ago


Really? So 60 devices per user?


That seems about right, though it is a bit low - more like a beginners number.. Let me count the devices in my home.. ;)

Yeah, between my Macs and husband's Androids and of course the dual-boot hackintosh/gaming PC.. Eeesh. We got lotsa electronics.
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3 weeks ago
For those of us born in the 80s who lived through the 90s, it is truly extraordinary how successful Apple has become. Apple was a niche company in the 90s. Macintoshes were computers that only wealthy upper middle class people, artists and musicians used. Only some of my well off school friends on the Upper East Side had them.

The reason is that they were f’n expensive! Typically you wouldn’t be able to buy one for less than $2000. With inflation that’s about $3300-4000 today. A lot of money for something that most people didn’t find necessary yet.

Schools typically had a bunch of Apple IIe and maybe just a couple of Performas and lower end desktop Macs on the era that ran OS 7, 8 and 9. Apple has always tried to get kids used to Macs early.

It was only towards the end of the decade around 1998-1999 that the America Online and dial-up Internet was really taking off. The now iconic iMac arrived just in time.

But what really made Apple the household name it is today was the iPod. Even PC people who would never think of buying a Mac had to have an iPod. It really was the gateway drug. It certainly was for me even though it still took me over a decade to finally make the switch. A couple of iPads, the iPhone 3G, the iPad 2 and before I knew it I was trapped!
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3 weeks ago
That's mind blowing, given that they're reporting ACTIVE devices. That averages out to about 1 in 6 people worldwide using an Apple product. (Naturally, that assumes one device per person whereas many people own more than one Apple device.)
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3 weeks ago
Not surprising. The iPhone is like a gateway drug to all the other products apple make. And I'm completely guilty of it considering I own about 6 different apple products.
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