“During the company’s most recent April quarter, Apple sold 61 million iPhones, representing an astounding year-over-year increase of 40%. During the previous quarter — the always lucrative holiday quarter — Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones, representing a year-over-year increase of 46%,” Yoni Heisler reports for BGR. “So in just six months time, Apple managed to sell over 135 million iPhones. To put that figure into context, that’s about one iPhone sold for every 2.3 people in the United States.”
“The iPhone 5s is the most popular in-use iPhone model today with approximately 125 million users. Given that most users upgrade their devices every two years or so, Apple is arguably poised to have upwards 125 million iPhone 5s owners looking to upgrade over the next 12 months,” Heisler reports. “Once we add the number of iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, and iPhone 4 users into the equation, we see that there are 355 million iPhone users primed to upgrade to a new model once the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit store shelves.”
Heisler reports that Neil Cybart of Above Avalon writes, “Take into account Apple’s growing presence in China, and you can start to see how Apple can realistically sell more than 250 million iPhones in FY2016 (they are on track to sell 230 million in FY2015).”
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MacDailyNews Take: That close to half a billion iPhones sold in just 24 months!