“A week from now, on July 23rd, Apple (AAPL) will hold its quarterly earnings call,” Sam Grobart reports for Businessweek. “While most attention will be on the iPhone and the iPad lines, a third product line will experience a milestone of sorts.”
“As Benedict Evans of Enders Analysis pointed out recently, the iPod is about to be eclipsed by the iPhone in total cumulative sales,” Grobart reports. “At the end of the last quarter, 375 million iPods had been sold worldwide since the device was introduced in 2001. The iPhone, which came out in 2007, had sold 356 million by the same point. Given that Apple sold 37 million iPhones in the previous quarter, compared to nearly 6 million iPods, it seems a safe bet that the iPhone will overtake the iPod in cumulative sales. It will have done so in half the time.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Every iPhone ever sold is also an “iPod.”