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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...
08-16-2011, 04:15 PM #1
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.
08-16-2011, 04:56 PM #2
Wow wow wow wowpain & time and glory
08-16-2011, 05:34 PM #3
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
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08-16-2011, 05:35 PM #4
Everyone needs a new cell phone glad I can't say the same for the latest nickel back album.
08-16-2011, 05:44 PM #5
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.
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08-16-2011, 05:58 PM #7
^^That may change a little because Google acquired Motorola, hopefully Motorola Mobile can make a hardware that will maximize android potential.
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08-16-2011, 09:28 PM #12
That's an amazing number I don't care what anybody says.
08-16-2011, 10:42 PM #13
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
08-16-2011, 11:37 PM #14
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!
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08-17-2011, 05:01 PM #18
That... is a ridiculous amount of phones. Maybe Old Steve can loan the US government some money afterwards.
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