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  • 100 Million iPhones Could Ship By Years End



    Stop and think about that headline for a moment. Apple's grand total number of iPhones shipped during 2011 could reach 100 million units.

    What else sells that much anything in a year? Bananas? Individual Skittles?

    Shipping that many units doesn't guarantee sales of that many units, but even so, what other industry that deals in electronics does those kind of numbers? Record labels in their heyday were happy shipping 5-10 million units world wide. Now labels are lucky if an Artist's album goes gold (500,000 copies).

    A better comparison would probably be video game consoles. The best selling console of all time, the Playstation 2, took 5 years to reach 100 million units sold, and as of this year has sold 150 million units in its lifetime. Apple, this year alone, will ship nearly 100 million phones and they aren't cheap at $200 with a contract, and more than three times that without one.

    Even though thats an unfair comparison, not everyone needs a video game console, the point is we'll all be there to buy the next iPhone, and the next one after that. Man I should have bought some Apple stock back in 2007.

    Source: Digitimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 100 Million iPhones Could Ship By Years End started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. plumoso's Avatar
      plumoso -
      Wow wow wow wow
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Wow...that is quite an achievement for Apple. However, I'm sure Android will be able to match that after 4 years since it's launch
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      Neat.

      Everyone needs a new cell phone glad I can't say the same for the latest nickel back album.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      First thing that pops into my mind is McDonalds SOLD numbers (not shipped) back in the 80's before McDonalds really started selling globally.
      Anyways I am switching to Android device when my contract is up, so I would not be with Apple's statistics.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Wow...that is quite an achievement for Apple. However, I'm sure Android will be able to match that after 4 years since it's launch
      What you fail to consider with that comment is that there are a dozen or so companies that load android onto their phones competing against a single company.. Apple. See if HTC or Samsung or LG is shipping even a few million of their top device in a single year.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^That may change a little because Google acquired Motorola, hopefully Motorola Mobile can make a hardware that will maximize android potential.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      What you fail to consider with that comment is that there are a dozen or so companies that load android onto their phones competing against a single company.. Apple. See if HTC or Samsung or LG is shipping even a few million of their top device in a single year.
      Ah, you've got a great point there. Thanks!
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Wow
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by brbortscheller View Post
      I used to love this site. But then it got updated, etc. now it's harder to use. And there are new writers...I used to read each topic top-to-bottom, but now I don't because the stories are nothing big. Just small stuff that shouldn't really be written stories on. Only things that really matter. Please get the old Modmyi.com reputation back!
      Stay on topic if you have a concern pm a mod or site owners to express your opinion please
    1. staRang's Avatar
      staRang -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      ^^That may change a little because Google acquired Motorola, hopefully Motorola Mobile can make a hardware that will maximize android potential.

      Is the hardware currently available holding the Android OS back?
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      That's an amazing number I don't care what anybody says.
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      What you fail to consider with that comment is that there are a dozen or so companies that load android onto their phones competing against a single company.. Apple. See if HTC or Samsung or LG is shipping even a few million of their top device in a single year.
      Same applies when comparing Mac and PC sales
      Seems like other companies like to have other companies build products using there products where as apple like to build products using their own products
      It may lower the sales but there's more income in total and I guess they feel special being the only phone /computer with that OS etc.

      What I find funny is that companies like Sony will build a windows computer when Microsoft is still pretty much there sworn enemy
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Ah ya, apple stock in 07. My boss at work asked me back then if I knew of a decent stock he could put his money on, I quickly said APPLE! Not sure, I think It was like $95 a share then. He never told me how much money he put in, but in January of this year he handed me a personal check for 5k!
    1. Shadowbreak's Avatar
      Shadowbreak -
      Quote Originally Posted by brbortscheller View Post
      I used to love this site. But then it got updated, etc. now it's harder to use. And there are new writers...I used to read each topic top-to-bottom, but now I don't because the stories are nothing big. Just small stuff that shouldn't really be written stories on. Only things that really matter. Please get the old Modmyi.com reputation back!
      I thin skygrid delivers better info on apple.
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Wow...that is quite an achievement for Apple. However, I'm sure Android will be able to match that after 4 years since it's launch
      Which Andriod phone are you talking about? Are you talking about just one single phone, or many of the phones running Android? Cause I'm pretty sure there is only one iPhone.
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      What you fail to consider with that comment is that there are a dozen or so companies that load android onto their phones competing against a single company.. Apple. See if HTC or Samsung or LG is shipping even a few million of their top device in a single year.
      They do sometimes. Sammy sold tons (a couple million iirc) of Galaxy S II devices within it's first month of sales overseas this year.
    1. LoringStudios's Avatar
      LoringStudios -
      That... is a ridiculous amount of phones. Maybe Old Steve can loan the US government some money afterwards.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LoringStudios View Post
      That... is a ridiculous amount of phones. Maybe Old Steve can loan the US government some money afterwards.
      We can only hope my friend.
    1. iBwizzle's Avatar
      iBwizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianiino View Post
      Which Andriod phone are you talking about? Are you talking about just one single phone, or many of the phones running Android? Cause I'm pretty sure there is only one iPhone.
      Huh? I could have sworn there's multiple iPhones; four to exact! You probably was born yesterday so I'll list them for you...
      1. iPhone (2007)
      2. iPhone 3G (2008)
      3. iPhone 3Gs (2009)
      4. iPhone 4 (2010)
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iBwizzle View Post
      Huh? I could have sworn there's multiple iPhones; four to exact! You probably was born yesterday so I'll list them for you...
      1. iPhone (2007)
      2. iPhone 3G (2008)
      3. iPhone 3Gs (2009)
      4. iPhone 4 (2010)
      I'm pretty sure he was leaning more towards the OS.