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Apple has sold over 1 billion iPhones in under a decade

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Apple says it recently sold its billionth iPhone, according to a release from the company today.

“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook in a press release today. “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 first iPhone released in the United States in 2007, which means it took Apple less than a decade to cross the one billion mark.

While the company refrains from mentioning specifics, the billionth iPhone was sold at some point last week, though it’s unknown who the customer was or where the sale took place.

“We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference,” continued Cook.

According to Apple’s most recent earnings report, the iPhone has suffered from slumping sales as the tech giant moves toward the launch of a new model in September. It’s expected that the next iteration of the iPhone will be a minor update, followed by more substantial changes in 2017 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the industry changing device.

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