This comes to approximately $100 billion in profit over the iPhone’s life so far, which is a significant portion of the Apple’s massive $256 billion pile of cash.
Apple hit 100 million units in 2011, 200 million in 2012, 500 million in 2013 and 1 billion in 2016, according to additional stats from Statista.
Regardless of how you feel about Apple or the iPhone, 1.2 billion shipped devices over a 10 year period is an astounding number.
If we break this down, this means that apple sold the following over the past decade:
- 328,767 phones per day
- 2,301,369 phones per week
- 9,863,010 phones per month
- 119,671,188 phones per year
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, it’s expected that Apple will release three versions of the device this year: A regular sized device, a larger Plus iteration and a special 10th anniversary version of the iPhone.