“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.]