News : Apple announced today recently sold its billionth iPhone. During a meeting at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters this morning, CEO Tim Cook made an appearance to celebrate the major milestone. “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history,” Cook said. “It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day.” The iPhone debuted in 2007, so it took under a decade for Apple to cross the one billion figure.
“Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day,” the Apple CEO added.
At the company’s 2016 Q3 earnings call on July 26, Cook said while they sold 51.2 million iPhones in the quarter it was a “bit lower than the exceptional year-ago quarter” when there was a spurt in iPhone upgrades.