It is safe to say that with its new design, larger screen, higher resolution, and improved camera that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have to be Apple’s most desired phones to date, but exactly how desired are they? As it turns out, extremely desired. This is according to Apple’s latest quarterly earnings (via VentureBeat) in which the Cupertino company revealed their sales figures for the first fiscal quarter of 2015.
According to Apple, they have managed to sell a whopping 74.5 million iPhones, thus allowing them to break both the 60 million mark for the first time, and subsequently the 70 million mark as well. Last time we saw such numbers, it was from Samsung who had estimated to have shipped 75 million smartphones in a quarter (although shipped and sold are different stories).
That’s great on the iPhone front, but unfortunately it looks like that success has not extended to Apple’s iPad. Apple’s figures have revealed that they have managed to sell 21.4 million iPads in the same quarter, but while Apple’s iPhone sales represented a 46% year-over-year increase, iPad sales were down 21% from 26 million the last time.
In some ways this is to be expected as tablets tend to have much longer life cycles than phones. Unlike phones, customers might choose to upgrade their tablets every 2-3 years, which might explain why iPad sales aren’t particularly hot. However with the rumor mill claiming that we might see the 12-inch iPad Pro this year, perhaps things could change.