Apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active Devices Worldwide

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has announced that its active installed base of devices has reached 1 billion, based on the number of iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod touch, Apple TV and Apple Watch devices that have been engaged with the company's services within the past 90 days. Apple said the figure represents a 25% year-over-year increase in active devices.


    Apple sold a record 74.8 million iPhones, along with 5.3 million Macs and 16.1 million iPads during the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. Apple also earned slightly over $6 billion in revenue from services, including App Store and iTunes sales, AppleCare, Apple Music subscriptions, Apple Pay, licensing and more.

    Earlier this month, Apple said the 2015 holiday season was the "biggest ever" for the App Store, with customers spending a record-breaking $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases over a two-week period ending January 3. New Year's Day set a single-day record with $144 million in sales, just one week after setting a Christmas Day sales record.

    Apple's latest data shows that iOS 9 is installed on 75% of active iOS devices, as measured by the App Store on January 11. 19% of devices are still running iOS 8, while the remaining 7% of devices are using an earlier iOS version. Apple previously said iOS 9 is on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in the company's history.

    Article Link: Apple Now Has Over 1 Billion Active Devices Worldwide
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    "And the iPad saw 16.1 million units sold, a 25 percent decrease from the same period a year ago."
  3. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Wow, imagine if they had a dollar for every one of those devices.
  4. MacMikePro macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    And I alone am responsible for 11 of those devices, where's my award damnit!

    *cue the Apple haters in 3...2...
  5. garirry, Jan 26, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016

    garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    Apple executives are probably bathing in a giant pool of cash right now :p

    Good news though.
  6. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Shoot, between my me and my wife, we're only posting 9. That's assuming they don't consider vintage or obsolete hardware that does occasionally call home.

    Because that number would be... rather different.
  7. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000


    Jun 12, 2015
    Fixed. Because employees of Apple and any other corporations are seen as second class citizens.
  8. iPhD macrumors member


    Jun 22, 2007
    Appletopia is the third most populated nation on the planet, behind only China and India.
    There are three times as many Apple devices as Americans. Oy.
  9. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
  10. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    Half are icloud locked, but still considered active. o_O
  11. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    cue the , "*cue the haters in 3...2...1" in....3 posts this thread....

    That will keep em away ;)
    --- Post Merged, Jan 26, 2016 ---
    A very impressive stat. A lot of excellent older devices that still do the job fine
  12. teslo macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2014
    wow - it's a good thing there are hundreds of thousands of regulated, easily accessible computer/handset recycling stations out there to deal with all the toxic--- oh, wait
  13. joueboy macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2008
    The only people that are not impressed with 74.8 million iPhones sold are the Wall Street and fandroids!:p
  14. Glideslope macrumors 601


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    Um, yeah. The Executive Team. :apple:
    --- Post Merged, Jan 26, 2016 ---
    66% of revenue was from overseas. That is unsustainable given current trends. Apples China Gamble is about to emplode by Q3. :apple:
  15. simonmet macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2012
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    This is a very useful stat to pull out right after the at best luke-warm quarterly results. The timing of its release is almost certainly intended to serve as a distraction for the media.

    Pretty much only the iWatch helped to push them over the line as best ever quarter. All the other product categories were either relatively flat or declined.

    If the iWatch turns out to be an iPad-like product then people won't upgrade that often and after the initial hype and excitement among technophiles dies down it too may see decreases in volume of units shipped.

    I'm a two product only person (one Mac and one phone) with no intention of increasing. My brother even bought his first non-Mac computer recently because of Apple's continued neglect of the high performance gaming PC market.

    Impressive figure nonetheless but I do see Apple having a tough year ahead if they don't try to pass on a bit more of those insane profits to customers by way of some better deals. I have very nearly bought a 6s a few times but have balked at the highest ever prices (in Australia). Now I'll almost certainly wait until 7 if I can even be bothered at all considering I like my 5s and it performs well enough. I certainly won't be upgrading iOS on it again considering Apple's history of making older devices sluggish. iOS 9 will be it for the 5s for me.
  16. Fzang macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2013
    I don't see why overseas revenue is unsustainable. If anything, that could help Apple diversify their product categories for different markets. Basing like 95% of international revenue on one single product, however, does seem unsustainable in the long run.

    Apple is riding on the smartphones-for-everyone wave currently happening in technology, but sooner or later this evolution is bound to cool down. It all hinges on Apple's ability to invent the next new thing. If they don't, they might stumble hard because of how little a percentage of revenue they generate from not-iPhones.
  17. iOSFangirl6001, Jan 26, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 26, 2016

    iOSFangirl6001 macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2015
    Some day our Cult will outnumber the "Cult Of Android" and Wall Street will have egg on their faces ( along with the "Apple is Doomed" people :rolleyes: )

    Anyway here's to my fellow iUsers
    ( insert raised beer glass emote that MR doesn't support here :apple:;) )

    Side note tho I agree with many here the numbers so far aren't too shabby and they could still grow! Q1 - 2016 isn't over yet;)
  18. ajforbes20 macrumors regular


    Oct 5, 2011
    I think i'm right up there with you!
  19. Benjamin Frost Suspended

    Benjamin Frost

    May 9, 2015
    London, England
    I'm skeptical of the 1 billion number.

    We all have old devices that get used once in a while or have never been wiped. In addition, Apple seems to be including the Apple TV and Apple Watch. When you look at the 25% decline of the iPad, you have to wonder just how truthful this 1 billion number is. I suspect the reality is more like 800 or 900 million.
  20. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    This is what my wife and I are responsible for. All are in active use. I'll bet you're not like me, but there are a lot of people on here who are. Not hard to imagine a billion devices for me.
    iMac 27" (work)
    iMac 5k
    Mac Pro
    MacBook Pro 15"
    iPad Mini
    Apple TV
    iPhone 6S+ (X2)
    MacBook Air (wife)
    iPod Classic
    Airport Extreme
  21. TechZeke macrumors 68020


    Jul 29, 2012
    Rialto, CA
    Agreed. Apple also has to keep up the upgrade game. Thats why they made the new upgrade program. If they don't keep up upgrading or switching android, its going to crash and burn for Apple.

    iPad seems to be dying a slow death. Apple gets more money from their niche $1000+ Macs now than they do from iPads. Though, I do expect the decline to bottom out at some point.
  22. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    I'm proud to help with that amount in my household:
    MacBook Pro (mid 2010)
    MacBook (early 2008)
    iPhone 6 (2)
    iPad Air 2
    iPad 2 (2)

    Legacy Models (that probably don't count):
    iMac G4
    iBook G4
    iPhone 4
  23. DoctorTech macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2014
    Indianapolis, IN
    Agreed. Between me, my wife and 2 daughters we have 5 Apple computers, 4 iPhones, 3 iPads, 2 Airports, 2 Apple TVs, an Apple Watch and an iPod. That is 18 active products for a family of 4. Not hard at all for me to imagine them hitting 1 Billion world wide.
  24. ignatius345 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 20, 2015
    Well, my household accounts for about 8 of these.
  25. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    Out of that many devices are working properly?

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