Apple now selling 645,000 iOS and OS X devices per day

“On Tuesday, Apple announced its Q2 2012 financial results, and the information offers us a look at just what a sales powerhouse the Cupertino giant has become,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet.

“Individually, the numbers are staggering. Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones, 11.8 million iPads, 7.7 million iPods and 4 million Macs,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “This works out to an incredible 58.6 million devices sold over the 91 days of the financial quarter. To put that another way, it is nearly 645,000 devices a day, with over 385,000 of these being iPhones, and almost 130,000 of them iPads.”

Kingsley-Hughes reports, “Over a period spanning 42 quarters (Q1 2002—Q2 2012) Apple has sold 344.3 million iPods, but in a period spanning only 20 quarters (Q3 2007—Q2 2012) the company has sold 218.1 million iPhones… So far, Apple has sold 67 million iPads. It took the company 24 years to sell that many Macs, 5 years to sell that many iPhones [sic. He means iPods – MDN Ed.] and 3 years to sell that many iPhones.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Don’t forget the “hobby.” According to Strategy Analytics, Apple is the world’s leading set-top TV box vendor, selling an estimated 1 million units per quarter.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


    1. How many Windows 7 licenses did Microsoft sell this quarter? They had been averaging just a hair under 50 million per quarter since launch, yet for the first time ever I cannot see the number in Microsoft’s posted results (they were at 525 million total in January), yet the statement for this quarter was a cryptic “Windows 7 is deployed on 40 percent of enterprise desktops.”.

      Apple sold 50.75 million iOS devices this past quarter. Did iOS finally overtake Windows as the top operating system in the world?

  1. Apple is just a niche player. Move along. These aren’t the devices you are looking for.

    The Apple tsunami is here! Again Apple states, “We would have sold more if we could have made more.” Again, this is stated and overlooked by the talking heads.

    Good job Apple. My family picked up another 2 iPads. Did you get yours yet?

  2. Adding OS X devices to iOS devices makes not sense. Those are incompatible OS for different types of computing.

    Apple is ahead of Android in USA and many first world countries, but overall worldwide significantly behind (about 570 000 versus 800 000 activations per day).

    And this could not be otherwise, since Android devices start at $99. Most of buyers even do not really know what OS their devices use and maybe do not even know what “OS” means. And they do not really even use their phones as smartphones, but rather featurephones where you can look at photos you shoot on bigger screen. That is why Google Marketplace/Play statistic is not really flying much.

      1. Agreed. Let’s break down the numbers a bit and count the number of “current” devices – devices that are capable of running the current version of the mobile OS. Apple crushes Android in this arena, because all iPhone 4 and 4S devices can run the latest version of iOS (I am not sure about the 3GS). The key is that the majority of iOS users can access most of the currently available functionality. That is not true for fragmandroid.

        Since Android is “free,” it has become the generic OS of non-Apple vendors for a full range of cell phones, from the super cheap to the flagship pretend-iPhone competitors. Counting the low end units that may not even be associated with a data contract is like counting dumb phones or counting point-of-sale devices as Windows PCs. Those numbers are meaningless, and generate relatively little profit.

    1. One could say that the various flavors of Android are incompatible OSes for different hardware as well. Most phones can’t be upgraded by most Android users to a new flavor of Android.

      All Apple products have a Unix based OS.

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