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From its release in 2007 to the present, Apple's growth statistics have proven to be one of the most thriving smartphones ever made by any company.
With over 1 billion active iPhone users worldwide, iPhone became the first consumer electronic device to make $1 trillion in revenue.
Here are iPhone's past and present sales figures and other statistics that deliver extraordinary insights into its place in the tech industry.
Apple has been in the global smartphone market for 15 years, with over 2.24 billion iPhone units sold. Based on Statista's latest report, the company made $65.8 billion in revenue in the first quarter of 2023 alone.
This statistic shows how big the Apple iPhone is today and even more significant than some of the most well-known companies worldwide, such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's.
With the iPhone 14 series made available in September 2022, there are now over 35 generations of iPhones since Apple released its first model nearly 16 years ago.
While iPhones are more costly than most smartphones, their designs and the iPhone OS have made them one of the world’s favorite smartphones.
Despite the pricing, iPhone users have multiplied in recent decades—from only 11 million users in 2008 to over a billion users in 2022.
Read on to better understand the iPhone's growth in numbers.
(GlobalData, The NY times)
The first iPhone was launched in the market in late June 2007. By the end of the same year, Apple had already sold a total of 1.4 million units worldwide and reached $630 million in revenue.
iPhone 6 was introduced to the market in 2014, with its new software and hardware, which people went crazy for. Still holding the record, it sold 224 million units since it first launched, making it one of the most used and known iPhone models.
There is a 16.36% increase in the units sold from the second quarter of 2022. In the recent data, there are already over 153 million units sold in 2023 since the 3rd quarter of 2022.
America has been leading in the number of units sold yearly since 2015. Europe seconds this number with 56 million units sold by 2022.
The US also has the highest concentration of Apple stores, which is Apple's retail chain that showcases and sells Apple's various products, including the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, among others.
Given the statistics above, it's no wonder the iPhone is as famous as it is. While some of its strengths can be imitated, many are exclusive to the iPhone and Apple. However, despite this greatness, the iPhone is far from invincible.
Apple's strategies that have worked so far may only work for a while. Apple's closest competitor, Samsung, continues to pose new threats.
As the world's most valuable company, Apple is continuously setting recent trends and pushing the technology of smartphones to greater reach.
Since its release in 2007, Apple has already sold a total of 2.24 billion iPhones globally.
iPhone 13 remains Apple’s best-selling phone today with 40 million units sold since its introduction in 2021.
iPhone 6 sold 70 million units within just the first quarter of its introduction in 2014.
For the past few years, the most iPhones sold was during the 4th quarter of 2019, with 73.8 million units sold.
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