billionth_iphoneA couple of days ago, it was suggested that Apple could be selling its billionth iPhone this month, and sure enough they have. In an announcement by Apple, the Cupertino company has confirmed that they have managed to sell their billionth iPhone, which is admittedly quite a feat regardless whether or not you like the company and its products.

In a statement made by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, he said, “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day.”

He also adds, “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.” The iPhone was launched back in 2007 which means that it has been 9 years since its launch.

In the past Apple has managed to keep selling more units than the previous version, although in recent months sales have been on the decline, which some have attributed to the market having hit maturity, and the fact that there are plenty of cheaper alternatives out there from Chinese OEMs, but either way kudos to Apple for their achievement nonetheless.

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