Apple sells 500 millionth iPhone

On March 26, 2014


According to the Quarterly reports from the past years Apple has sold a total of 472 million iPhones between the device’s 2007 launch and the end of 2013. Estimating that Apple has sold more than 38 million iPhones in this quarter, that brings the total number sold iPhones over 500 million.

According to Forbes:

The consensus would have placed the milestone sale around March 8 given that entering the quarter Apple had sold 472 million iPhones. So even if it proves a bit high as it did last quarter, we’ve crossed the point where it’s safe to assume that Apple has sold 500 million smartphones in less than 7 years. And the most recent 100 million took somewhere between 2-6 weeks less than the previous 100 million did.

In the past Apple has celebrated notable milestones on their website, so we will be waiting to see if the website will be reflecting the recent accomplishment in the next coming days. Currently Apple is selling somewhere around 700,000 devices every two days.

According to recent data Apple has continued to enjoy rising iPhone sales on a year-over-year basis. In the first quarter of 2014 Apple sold a record 51 million iPhones. It will be interesting to see if these numbers continue rising with the rumored iPhone 6 release getting closer.