Friday is the five year anniversary of the original iPhone’s first day it went on sale, and in that half-decade the sales numbers appear to be staggering, according to the latest report from Boston-based research firm, Strategy Analytics.
“The iPhone portfolio has become a huge generator of cash and profit for Apple,” said Neil Mawston, the executive director of Strategy Analytics.
“A quarter of a billion iPhones have been shipped cumulatively worldwide in the first five years since launch and Apple reaches its fifth birthday at the top of its game,” he added.
“However, there are emerging signs that the iPhone’s next five years could get tougher. Some mobile operators are becoming concerned about the high level of subsidies they spend on the iPhone, while Samsung is expanding its popular Galaxy portfolio and providing Apple with more credible competition.”
So in five years we have seen 250 million iPhones shipped and $150 billion in revenue generated for Apple. As of March 30th, Apple mentioned at WWDC they have sold over 365 million total iOS devices.
I still have the original iPhone in all its glory, tucked away in a drawer. What about you?
[via The Globe and Mail]