“Five years into the smartphone revolution begun by Apple in 2007, the Cupertino, Calif., company likely reached a quiet milestone in the past week — selling its 250 millionth iPhone,” Garett Sloane reports for The New York Post.
“That’s a stunning number for a product — not as ubiquitous as hamburgers or as iconic as baseball — but a handheld computer that, at $600 a pop, has generated more than a $150 billion in sales for Apple, helping it become along the way the world’s most valuable company,” Sloane reports. “That’s more revenue than McDonald’s and Major League Baseball have rung up over the same period — combined.”
Sloane reports, “Company statistics show that 244.3 million iPhones were sold through June 30 — and that they were selling last quarter at the rate of two million a week… That’s down from 2.7 million a week in the first three months of the year. Assuming a similar cooling of sales continued into the current quarter, iPhone No. 250,000,000 was likely sold in the last week… The iPhone 5, expected in stores this fall, could see sales of more than 50 million in the fourth quarter.”
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MacDailyNews Note: During his WWDC 2012 presentation on June 11, 2012, Apple Senior VP of iOS Software Scott Forstall announced that Apple had sold a total of 365 million iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV) through March 30, 2012.
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