600,000 iPhones equals...

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  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

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    I was bored, so I ran a few numbers. :D

    Assuming the iPhone 4 box has the same dimensions as the previous ones (.145m x .085 m x .07m), 600,000 iPhone 4 boxes would...
    • Be 105 times taller than the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on Earth.
    • Be 9.8 times taller than Mt Everest.
    • Be 7.9 times deeper than the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean.
    • Reach 0.87 times the way to the edge of space.
    • Fill 13.3 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (a semi-standard international shipping unit).
    • Fill 4.25 semi-trailers.

    Any other interesting things you want the numbers compared to?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    if you stack the iphone box from end to end, how close to the moon will it get?
     
  3. CaCohen0509 macrumors regular

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    if you start stacking the 600,000 boxes by one box, then two boxes and so on and so on... what color is the train?
     
  4. DataRiff macrumors member

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    Whoa! Nice numbers!
    How many iPhone boxes would it take to cover a direct path from the AT&T warehouse to my front door in Manhattan?
     
  5. Wailord macrumors 6502

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    0.023% of the way there. :rolleyes:

    Edit: in case I did something idiotic, I went 600k * .145m (87km) divided by 384,403km and multiplied by 100 to get the percent.
     
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  9. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    Are these numbers with the boxes flat or on end?
     
  10. linc90 macrumors newbie

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    i think he means from sea level to the atmosphere.
     
  11. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I meant stacked long end to long end, straight up, from sea level to the internationally recognized boundary of the atmosphere (100 km).
     
  12. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From the Earth to the Sun (1 Astronomical Unit) would be .0581%.
    From the Earth to Mars is .159%.

    I'll let you figure out the rest. ;)

    Another way of looking at it is you'd need 1031710345 iPhone boxes to reach from the Earth to the Sun, which is 1720 times more than what they sold on launch day. :eek:
     
  13. goobot macrumors 603

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    that makes no sense. the mariana trench is deeper than the hight of everest.
     
  14. soupcxan macrumors member

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    When you get to the edge of the universe, it's iPhones all the way down!
     
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    If you start doing this, you will miss launch day!!
     
  16. PorterRocks macrumors 6502

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    My brain hurts.
     
  17. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Think it through...:D
     
  18. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, we gotta do something while waiting the VERY long 3 1/2 days until launch!
     
  19. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    at U.S. retail would cost 1/2 the price it cost to construct Nationals Park in DC in 2008.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. ciaran00 macrumors 6502

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    That's what the OP said, too.
     
  21. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Correct. Which is why the same number of iPhone boxes is a smaller multiple of the depth of the Mariana Trench than the height of Mt Everest. ;)

    A train going north at 100 mph with 200000 iPhones on it leaves at 10AM. A train going south at 200 mph with 400000 iPhones on it leaves at 11:30AM. Given that the distance between the trains is 729561 iPhone-boxes long at 11:49AM...how much longer until I get my iPhone delivered to my door? :D
     
  22. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

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    How about you log off of MR and go outside and get some fresh air? Go talk to "real" people :rolleyes:
     
  23. LoneWolf121188 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming a profit margin of 50% and an average selling price of $299, Apple's profit was 89.7 million dollars! :eek:
     
  24. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Pudding :p
     

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