Apple’s iPod took 17 quarters to reach 30 million units; iPhone did it in just 10

Philip Elmer-DeWitt reprots for Fortune, “It took the iPod 17 quarters to reach 30 million units. The iPhone did it in 10.”

Click through to the full article to see a version of the chart that extends the iPod numbers to the end of fiscal 2009 along with a chart showing sales per quarter for the first 20 quarters here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jersey_Trader” for the heads up.]


  1. I truly suspect that if the new Touch Ipod units had full wireless capability, that it would have increased the sales as well. I love my 64 Gb touch, but to also have the wireless capability like the Iphone would simply be amazing!

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