Apple Now Has 1.3 Billion Active Devices Worldwide

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today announced that its active installed base of devices has reached 1.3 billion, a milestone the company hit in January. That includes iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch models in use around the world.

    The number was shared by Apple CEO Tim Cook in a press release announcing the company's record earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2018. Cook says that Apple has seen the number of active devices grow 30 percent over the course of the last two years. Apple hit its 1 billion active device milestone back in January of 2016.

    Apple this afternoon said it sold 77.3 million iPhones, 13.2 million iPads, and 5.1 million Macs during the first quarter of 2018.

    Article Link: Apple Now Has 1.3 Billion Active Devices Worldwide
  2. KazKam, Feb 1, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018

    KazKam macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2011
    Well, between work and home, wife and kids, we've done our part with 17 currently active Apple devices. Jebus, is it really that many?! Yes, yes it is. :eek:

    Edit: I forgot Apple TVs and Apple watches... 23!
  3. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Nowadays a large percentage of the population in industrialized countries have some sort of computer or smart phone. So 1.3 billion Apple devices being used isn't very surprising. I'd hazard to guess that most people who own a Mac and a smartphone, the phone is a iPhone.
  4. jamisonbaines macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2007
    well i have somewhere between 7 and 9 depending on their tolerance for inactivity

    i suspect there's a quite a few individuals helping to inflate the total devices quoted
  5. harriska2 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2011
    I feel horrible. I’m not even an apple person and our household has 3 iphone se, 2 imac 27”, 1 ipad air 2, 2 ipad 12.9, 2 mbp, 1 mac mini, and 1 watch. So that’s 12 items. When I saw Jobs predict this, I guffawed him.
  6. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    Between my wife and I, we have 15 Apple devices in our house. Granted this includes 4 older iPhones we keep around.

    2 MBP
    2 Apple Watches
    2 iPads
    2 Apple TV 4’s
    1 iPod Touch
    6 iPhones
    --- Post Merged, Feb 1, 2018 ---
    And I thought my wife and I owned a lot of Apple devices. Although you have kids. We don’t. Maybe we have a problem? (Well more so me than my wife).
  7. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    I don't suppose my iMac G3 is counted in this report? :p
  8. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    Time to count up is it? Imac, two Minis, MB, MBA, 5 ipads, 3 iphones, 3 Apple TVs, 2 watches. And some older junk that I wouldn't count as "active", as they don't log in once a month or more. 18, which means there are 72 million of us :)
  9. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    #9're an Apple person
  10. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thinking through all of our iDevices, what's surprising is their longevity. In the last 11 years we've had 17 devices (including those listed plus airport expresses and time capsule). Of those 17, twelve are still in active use, three retired but still functional, and only two are no longer working, one of which was from a drink spilled on a MacBook, and the other from who-knows-what after my niece and nephew had my iPhone 4 for a few years… that's pretty darn good in my book.
  11. Keness macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2003
    I think you ARE an Apple person...
  12. tillsbury macrumors 65816

    Dec 24, 2007
    That's certainly my experience. We have one iphone 6 that's a bit on the dicky side, but to be fair my wife dropped it down a drain just before we got married and it stayed under a foot of water for a couple of hours until we came out and managed to recover it. So a bit of a miracle it still works at all to be honest, although the battery doesn't last a full day. Otherwise absolutely every Apple device we have made this decade is still in active use, including a day 1 iPad 1.
  13. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Phenomenal report. I'm curious how many of these are 32-bit iPhones/iPads/iPod Touch's, 32/64-bit Macs (G4/G5s/XServes)? Thus far I think all of these legacy or end of life devices still can use their services?


    I just got a MacBook Air 2011 (funny it's the same spec of the one I purchased for myself the second time back in 2011, the ex-spouse she made off with my first MBA 11" 2011 because of nagging and too many OT hours to return it in 30 days).

    So ... Apple Watch, Apple TV3 & Apple TV4, MBA, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S (my sons) ... not too many thus far.
    Q1 2018: Apple Watch S3 for my son, MBA for my son, iPhone 7 as well for him.

    I think many did back then ... yet one only needed to look at the many "Post your Mac desk setup" threads and you'd see many members here have been filling their homes with so many Mac's and iOS devices over the years, this was bound to happen. It all started with the Mac ... then compounded with the iPod models ... the rest is the future we see here and now :D
  14. macs4nw, Feb 1, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    If Apple wants to keep this accelerated pace up, sooner or later we may have to start making more babies.....
    I mean how many more devices can one household have, and use lol.....

    Personally, I've been handing my 'no longer used' devices down to mostly grateful, inner-circle recipients.
  15. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    Sounds like you're an Apple person to me. :p
  16. rezwits macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2007
    Las Vegas
    When I saw this I said, I wizard a guess, 1.3 Billion = 130,000,000 or 130 Million Apple Users...
  17. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    You got all these Apple devices and obviously a forum member for around 7 years? Yeah, not an apple person indeed ;)
  18. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    I don't give them away. I sell them or get credit towards a new purchase.
  19. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    *counts on fingers* I'm at 7 myself (not counting the AirPods), and strongly considering buying a MacBook soon.

    The iPhone Halo Effect is real. o_O
  20. Medic macrumors member


    May 31, 2008
    London, UK
  21. koolmagicguy macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2012
    New York
    So each Apple user has an average of 10 devices?
  22. yurc macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2016
    inside your DSDT
    my active apple devices just....

    1 Mac Pro 2010 Quad Core (broken → active again as hackintosh)
    1 Mac Pro 2012 12 Core
    1 Mac Pro 2013 6 Core
    1 iPod Touch 6G 64 GB

    Sorry Apple. I'm cheap and bought your device in very long spacing time, not every year.
  23. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    More like households.
  24. kevmclane macrumors regular


    Sep 16, 2017
  25. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Comparing the install base before the introduction of iOS and the iPhone in special is quite remarkable. Well, Apple Computer Inc. is no more :)

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