Apple announces they have sold 1 billion iPhones since 2007 launch
APPLE has reached a leading milestone, announcing it has now sold a billionth iPhone.
The iPhone was published in 2007, and some including Microsoft’s CEO Steve Balmer dismissed it to be a niche product.
“There’s no chance that the iPhone might get any significant market share, ” Balmer said within a 2007 interview during which he, naturally, believed enormous success for Windows phones.
The history of the growth of this iPhone shows the spread of the device world wide as new markets have joined the army of fan little ones.
It took seven years for Apple to kick or punch the 500 millionth iPhone mark in Walk 2014 but within 12 months it had added another 200 million to the next figure.
As successful as the iPhone is usually, it can’t match the success of the rival Android system that’s used by many smartphone makers including Samsung. An up to date analysis estimated there are 530 million effective iPhones and about 1. 4 billion effective Android phones.
But that can put the success of the iPhone in framework, here are five other “billion” milestones:
• Any Earth’s population reached the 1 billion make in 1805.
• The first model T Ford rolled up from the production line in 1908 and it wasn’t before 2010 that there were 1 billion cars driving.
• It took 27 years, according that will Gartner, for one billion personal computers to generally be shipped. It then took just five years to your second billion. Forrester Research calculated there were one billion PCs active worldwide by the end of 2008.
• Disney Subject Parks welcomed their billionth guest 49 yrs after first opening
• On August 28 2009, Mark Zuckerberg announced that for the brand new ever one billion people used Facebook available as one day.