It took Apple just 5 years to move a whopping 250 million iPhones around the world, clearly happy that they are residing in the pockets of many people in the streets regardless of age, religion, culture or creed – instead of languishing on the store shelves like other devices from various manufacturers. This is no mean feat, considering how Apple never really had any experience with the smartphone market in the first place. As for the amount of moolah that was generated for Apple by the iPhone since 2007, we are talking about over $150 billion dollars in terms of sales, and this figure had certainly gone a long way in helping Apple being the most valuable company in the world.
Apple’s internal statistics point towards 244.3 million iPhones being sold through June 30, and when you break that down into more manageable figures, it would translate to 2 million phones a week in last quarter. When you compare that to the first quarter of the year, it is slightly less, as that was boom time for the iPhone at 2.7 million phones a week. Many people are expecting Apple to release a next generation iPhone later this October, so we could possibly be witness to Apple hitting sales figures of more than 50 million iPhones in the 4th quarter of 2012.Related articles: