Apple Has Sold 1 Billion iPhones

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    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​
    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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  2. Sefstah macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's truly amazing! Looking forward to future products, especially Macbook Pro.
     
  3. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    "Ummm, Tim, when can I have my iPhone back?"
     
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    Congrats.

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

    #macintoshmatters
     
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    I highly, highly doubt that's the actual billionth iPhone sold. It was probably an 'iPhone SE' anyways.

    Shame. Shame. Shame.
     
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    and after 1 billion sold, still can't get great battery life.
     
  8. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    (1,000 x 1,000,000) a thousand millions.

    You try this on iPhone and it breaks 1e9
     
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    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... Is it 2009?
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    A billion of anything is mind boggling. I wonder how many hundreds of millions are in landfills.
     
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    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.
     
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    Universal billion.
     
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    Anyone else find the fact that we cannot live without our phones unsettling? Pretty soon people will not be leaving their homes and will just live in their own virtual reality. We will all look like the people from Wall-E.

    But, I am very proud of Apple. They are a great brand that produces great products.
     
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    At the rate they're going, good luck trying to ever get to 2 billion :mad:
     
  17. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Would it be any other ?
     
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    just seeing that makes me go cross-eyed ... Look at all those 0's. :confused:
     
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    "News of Apple selling 1 billion iPhones spells doom for Apple. Tune in at 11 for more."
     
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    Do you know Barnum & Bailey?

    /s
     
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    Wonder why he did not mention that at the confetance call...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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