Thursday, February 16, 2012

Apple iOS in 2011 > Macs in 28 years

Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than it sold Macs in 28 years | ZDNet

Apple have sold 140 million Macs running some form of OS X to date in the 28 years they have been available on the market. It sold 55 million iPads to date, and sold 22 million iPods in the first five years since the first device were out on the market. The company sold around 175 million iPhones to date, with 37 million of them in the last quarter alone.

In a nutshell: the iOS device collective reached 316 million cumulative units at the end of last year, while the Mac collective sold only 122 million cumulatively to date.

Transcript: Apple CEO Tim Cook at Goldman Sachs
  • 55 million iPads sold to date
  • it took about 3 years to sell that many iPhones.
  • It took about 5 years to sell 22 million iPods,
  • it took 22 years to sell 55 million Macs.