Since the first iPhone saw the light of the day with Steve Jobs back in 2007, so far over 1 billion iPhone units have been sold.
In yesterday fiscal results for the last financial quarter of Apple, where among the huge “numbers” , Apple had sold over 988 million units of its flagship.
Given the pace of sales, it expected that to “late July” a record one billion iPhone sold is reached. Tim Cook, during a meeting with employees, claimed to have reached a record. And do not let the moment pass to thank for this milestone in the history of mobile phone.
“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 had already reached a billion devices worldwide assets back in January of this year. Although it is all devices that connect to the App Store or iTunes (iOS, Mac OS, Apple TV and Apple Watch devices).
Although Apple continues to generate astronomical incomes and breaking records, we must also recognize that the level of sustained growth for many years has stopped, mainly in its flagship product, the iPhone.
There are many factors, some macroeconomic issues such as the recession in many countries (something that Apple can not control). And the phenomenon has caused in recent times that users acquire mobile midrange (which no longer powerful) and update their devices more and more slowly.
We all hope that the arrival of new products and mainly the next generation iPhone Grow Apple numbers. While we wait for that next financial report.