• Tim Cook Announced that Apple Has Shipped Their One Billionth Device



    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced that they sold their one-billionth iOS device in the December quarter during their quarterly conference call. The one-billionth iOS device shipment marks an achievement for the consumer electronics space. Ironically, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus was the company’s one-billionth device even though the smaller iPhone 6 is more popular. The Cupertino-based company decided to save the iPhone 6 Plus and keep it at their headquarters. According to Cook,

    On Nov. 22, we shipped our one billionth iOS device.It was a space-gray 64GB iPhone 6 Plus, which we've saved here at Apple.
    It was also reported that ending in December, the company sold 74.5 million iPhone devices when iPad sales have actually dropped. Putting numbers into perspective, Cook stated that 34,000 handsets are sold "every hour, 24 hours a day, every day of the quarter." However, like we mentioned before, Cook still believes there is a lot of room for improvement as only a ‘small fraction’ of existent iPhone users switched to the new flagship device.

    Interestingly, Apple’s latest smartphone has driven more Android users to switch over than ever before. We wonder if the company will be able to keep this up. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

    Source: Apple via AppleInsider
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    Comments 5 Comments
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Umm. Isn't that a gold iPhone in the pic? I want the real thing! 😜
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Nothing ironic about which device was the 1 billionth. It could have just as easily been an ipad mini. It's random.
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      We know! You make a boat load of money ALL the time. Thanks to us idiots.
    1. cpho's Avatar
      cpho -
      I'm surprised Apple didn't make a big deal, or have some kind of surprise for whomever purchased the billionth iDevice. Apple used to give away iTunes credits for attaining milestones for app downloads.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Nothing ironic about which device was the 1 billionth. It could have just as easily been an ipad mini. It's random.
      At the risk of starting a dumb math debate, it seems to me that if one device sells more often than another, then there were better odds that the higher seller would be the next sale.

      For instance, say apple only has 2 devices -- a phone and a tablet. Say that 9 out of 10 sales are a phone and 1 out of 10 is a tablet. The odds of a particular sale being a phone are thus 9/10. So the odds that any next sale will be a phone are much much higher than it being a tablet.

      It would thus be ironic for a milestone sale to be a tablet, since reality would not match expectation (definition of irony).
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