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Apple Exceeds 10 Million iPhones Sold in 2008

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Yesterday Apple announced their Q4 earnings for the end of the 2008 fiscal year. The results? Revenue of $7.9 billion dollars and a $1.14 billion dollar profit, plus $25 billion in cash and no debt. Just short of incredible if you ask me. This company is growing fast and the sky’s the limit it seems. Let’s take a look first at iPhone sales, shall we?

How Many iPhones Did Apple Sell in 2008?

Apple had a very clear goal with their iPhone: Sell 10 million units in 2008. Well, it’s safe to say they not only met their goal they exceeded it. The fourth quarter resulted in 6.89 million units sold versus 1.11 million in the same quarter a year ago. Obviously the numbers have increased because of the iPhone’s worldwide expansion (including the Great White North), but still selling almost 7 million iPhones in a quarter is pretty remarkable.

What about the rest of the Apple line up? Apple also sold 2.6 million Macs and 11 million iPods. I can only imagine how many more iPhones Apple will sell once the next generation iPhone is released. Just look at the original iPod when it was first launched, and what it has evolved into today. Now imagine the iPhone in its place…jeez, what new features might we see in the future? A built in coffee maker feature??

Bring it on: iPhone vs Blackberry

It looks like the whole iPhone vs Blackberry debate is getting very interesting. Apple sold more iPhones this quarter than RIM did with their successful Blackberry. 6.9 million iPhones versus 6.7 million Blackberries.

As for the App Store? By now the 200 millionth application has already been downloaded. Steve Jobs touted Apple as having the most talented employees and best customers. I love my iPhone and so far I’m really enjoying my new MacBook. I have to admit Apple does know a thing or two on making products that look great and work even better. It’s such a simple formula that a lot of other companies could learn from.

Apple is now the world’s 3rd largest mobile phone provider by revenue, according to Jobs. I can see Apple eventually taking over the #1 spot in the near future. What’s next for Apple? iMicrowaves? iOvens? iCars? πŸ˜‰

[MacRumors]

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  • Harry

    Foshizzle I would buy an icar LOL

  • Harry

    Foshizzle I would buy an icar LOL

  • Harry

    Foshizzle I would buy an icar LOL

  • SSK13

    They are in a totally different market than the Blackberry (for the most part). The iphone isn’t something I can see my boss wanting to buy for me for business purposes. It’s just too much fun…and well it it is useless compared to a blackberry for business stuff.

    A new version of the iphone? Might be hard to sell as much considering how many of us are on a 3 year contract (I’m not :P). Unless they have a fair scheme of upgrading.

  • SSK13

    They are in a totally different market than the Blackberry (for the most part). The iphone isn’t something I can see my boss wanting to buy for me for business purposes. It’s just too much fun…and well it it is useless compared to a blackberry for business stuff.

    A new version of the iphone? Might be hard to sell as much considering how many of us are on a 3 year contract (I’m not :P). Unless they have a fair scheme of upgrading.

  • SSK13

    They are in a totally different market than the Blackberry (for the most part). The iphone isn’t something I can see my boss wanting to buy for me for business purposes. It’s just too much fun…and well it it is useless compared to a blackberry for business stuff.

    A new version of the iphone? Might be hard to sell as much considering how many of us are on a 3 year contract (I’m not :P). Unless they have a fair scheme of upgrading.

  • Tim Aucoin

    Apple will always have its critics, but you can’t argue about impressive numbers like these πŸ™‚ Windows will always have the die-hard followers, but (no offense intended to any Windows users) the real computer savvy users will (or should) eventually switch over to the Mac! I see it happening almost daily now in my line of work. iPhone Fan, you are one example that I’ve seen, and again, congratulations! πŸ˜€ The big hurdle for most people I talk to is price. But I’ll stand by this and say that dollar for dollar, Mac offers MUCH MORE value no matter which level you choose to buy. Sure you can buy a PC today for $399, but look closely at what you get… what you are settling for!
    I saw the new Mac ad last night on TV. It’s amazing like they all are. It talks about how Microsoft is no longer referring to their OS by name, but rather just calling it “Windows”! The “V word” is obviously an embarrassment to them!!!
    Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!

  • Tim Aucoin

    Apple will always have its critics, but you can’t argue about impressive numbers like these πŸ™‚ Windows will always have the die-hard followers, but (no offense intended to any Windows users) the real computer savvy users will (or should) eventually switch over to the Mac! I see it happening almost daily now in my line of work. iPhone Fan, you are one example that I’ve seen, and again, congratulations! πŸ˜€ The big hurdle for most people I talk to is price. But I’ll stand by this and say that dollar for dollar, Mac offers MUCH MORE value no matter which level you choose to buy. Sure you can buy a PC today for $399, but look closely at what you get… what you are settling for!
    I saw the new Mac ad last night on TV. It’s amazing like they all are. It talks about how Microsoft is no longer referring to their OS by name, but rather just calling it “Windows”! The “V word” is obviously an embarrassment to them!!!
    Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!

  • Guest

    I did a paper for school on the iCar. Kind of a what we may see in the future of the automobile paper.

  • Michael Bellegarde

    I did a paper for school on the iCar. Kind of a what we may see in the future of the automobile paper.

  • Bud Colby

    My new iPhone (first iPhone), July 08.
    MacBook (first Apple computer), arrived by courier @ 15:25 21/10/08.

    You’re Welcome Mr. J πŸ™‚

  • Bud Colby

    My new iPhone (first iPhone), July 08.
    MacBook (first Apple computer), arrived by courier @ 15:25 21/10/08.

    You’re Welcome Mr. J πŸ™‚

  • Bud Colby

    My new iPhone (first iPhone), July 08.
    MacBook (first Apple computer), arrived by courier @ 15:25 21/10/08.

    You’re Welcome Mr. J πŸ™‚

  • Bud Colby

    My new iPhone (first iPhone), July 08.
    MacBook (first Apple computer), arrived by courier @ 15:25 21/10/08.

    You’re Welcome Mr. J πŸ™‚

  • iCar FTW!! I can see it now…

    “We think this the best. car. ever.”

  • iCar FTW!! I can see it now…

    “We think this the best. car. ever.”

  • iCar FTW!! I can see it now…

    “We think this the best. car. ever.”

  • iCar FTW!! I can see it now…

    “We think this the best. car. ever.”

  • If there’s a new iPhone coming out I’m getting it ASAP! ahha

  • If there’s a new iPhone coming out I’m getting it ASAP! ahha

  • If there’s a new iPhone coming out I’m getting it ASAP! ahha

  • Thanks Tim! I really am enjoying this “al loo min nee uum” unibody as the VP of Design said it over and over. Cheap PC’s are a thing of the past like you said…

  • Thanks Tim! I really am enjoying this “al loo min nee uum” unibody as the VP of Design said it over and over. Cheap PC’s are a thing of the past like you said…

  • Thanks Tim! I really am enjoying this “al loo min nee uum” unibody as the VP of Design said it over and over. Cheap PC’s are a thing of the past like you said…

  • Thanks Tim! I really am enjoying this “al loo min nee uum” unibody as the VP of Design said it over and over. Cheap PC’s are a thing of the past like you said…

  • Let’s see what your paper is about! Details!

  • Let’s see what your paper is about! Details!

  • Let’s see what your paper is about! Details!

  • Congrats on your new MacBook’s arrival! I am loving mine right now!

  • Congrats on your new MacBook’s arrival! I am loving mine right now!

  • Congrats on your new MacBook’s arrival! I am loving mine right now!

  • Bud Colby

    I’ve only had a few hours to play with it so far, but finding some things quite different. will be interesting to see how it feels in a couple of months.

  • Bud Colby

    I’ve only had a few hours to play with it so far, but finding some things quite different. will be interesting to see how it feels in a couple of months.

  • Bud Colby

    Invisable Sheild…. maybe??? What do you think guys?? All over the outside??? Keep the aluminum looking new.

  • Bud Colby

    Invisable Sheild…. maybe??? What do you think guys?? All over the outside??? Keep the aluminum looking new.

  • Bud Colby

    Invisable Sheild…. maybe??? What do you think guys?? All over the outside??? Keep the aluminum looking new.

  • Tim Aucoin

    I ordered 4 new 2.4GHz MacBook’s yesterday. πŸ˜€ Can’t wait till they get here! I also managed to sell my MacBook Air yesterday also! It was a wonderful day!!! πŸ™‚

  • Tim Aucoin

    I ordered 4 new 2.4GHz MacBook’s yesterday. πŸ˜€ Can’t wait till they get here! I also managed to sell my MacBook Air yesterday also! It was a wonderful day!!! πŸ™‚

  • Tim Aucoin

    I ordered 4 new 2.4GHz MacBook’s yesterday. πŸ˜€ Can’t wait till they get here! I also managed to sell my MacBook Air yesterday also! It was a wonderful day!!! πŸ™‚

  • James

    you ordered 4!why so many?

  • James

    you ordered 4!why so many?

  • James

    you ordered 4!why so many?

  • James

    you ordered 4!why so many?

  • I think he likes Macs! hehe πŸ™‚

  • I think he likes Macs! hehe πŸ™‚

  • I think he likes Macs! hehe πŸ™‚

  • Tim Aucoin

    One for myself, one for my wife, one for my business partner and one for his wife… Gotta keep everyone happy πŸ™‚
    My wife insists on having her own iMac and that extends to her Macbook also!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    One for myself, one for my wife, one for my business partner and one for his wife… Gotta keep everyone happy πŸ™‚
    My wife insists on having her own iMac and that extends to her Macbook also!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    One for myself, one for my wife, one for my business partner and one for his wife… Gotta keep everyone happy πŸ™‚
    My wife insists on having her own iMac and that extends to her Macbook also!!

  • Tim Aucoin

    One for myself, one for my wife, one for my business partner and one for his wife… Gotta keep everyone happy πŸ™‚
    My wife insists on having her own iMac and that extends to her Macbook also!!

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