It shows up that Apple could have recently sold its 500 millionth iPhone. News of the turning point, which will likely be boasted by Apple during their next profits record in April, was first discovered by Forbes earlier this week.
Right here’s just how the data all comes with each other.
At the start of Apple’s newest quarter, the firm had already sold 472 million apples iphone. Using Apple’s Q2 of 2013 as a measure, we find that Apple during the March 2013 quarter offered 37.4 million iPhones. That has to do with 415,555.55 iPhones offered each day. To obtain to 500 million, Apple needed 28 million in iPhone sales beginning in January.
Employing some fundamental math (28 million/415,555), and assuming that the iPhone sell via rate stays consistent throughout the quarter, we view that Apple would need simply 67.37 days to reach the 500 million iPhone mark. That would certainly suggest that the milestone likely occurred on or around March 7.
So even if iPhone sales this quarter were a little below they were during the same quarter a year-ago, it still stands to factor that Apple, since March 26, will certainly have currently marketed its 500 millionth iPhone. Keep in mind that also if iPhone sales this quarter been available in 10 % less than they were in 2012, the 500 millionth iPhone would have been sold by March 15.
That’s absolutely impressive thinking about that Jobs, when introducing the original iPhone, said that Apple’s 2008 goal was merely to offer 10 million units.
As a final note, Forbes likewise put with each other this helpful chart mapping the iPhone’s remarkable growth over the previous couple of years.