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Apple Sells Half a Billion iOS Devices

During its fourth quarter earnings call, Apple announced that it has sold over half a billion iOS devices.

It was during the June of 2012 when Apple said its iOS device sales was more than 400 million. During last year's fourth quarter, Apple sold 10 iOS devices every second. 75 million iOS devices, which consists of the iPod, iPhone and iPad, were sold during the quarter.

Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones during the quarter, an increase from the 37 million it sold in the same quarter in 2011. Sales of the iPad, meanwhile, stood at 22.9 million, while the iPod sold 12.7 million units.

Revenue increased by 18 percent to $54.5 billion, while net profit remained unchanged from a year ago with the company, which saw its share prices drop after its Q4 earnings report, generating $13.1 billion.

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  • A Bad Day
    And the investors expect infinite increase in profits.

    Me? Everything has to go down eventually. Unless if it turns into a monopoly that somehow avoids legal sanctions.
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  • sundragon
    LOL, here comes the 'droid fanboi anger and Apple hate, lol

    Quote totally applies:

    "Impressive... Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well, you have controled your fear. Now release your anger, only your hate can destroy me." - Vader to Luke

    Sent from my Nexus 7
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  • halcyon
    People still buying iPhones...that's funny. People still smoke too.
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  • stickmansam
    I find it funny that people always expect profits to always increase etc....
    How is that even possible?
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  • rmpumper
    Divide the number by how many different iOS devices they have released and you'll end up with the number of customers.
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  • calmstateofmind
    I guess this article is similar to the phrase about tossing a dog a bone...
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  • bllue
    I hope to see this number starts decreasing beginning Q1 2013.
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  • zybch
    Its really not appropriate to include seriously gimped devices like the recent ipod minis as running iOS.
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  • pacomac
    zybchIts really not appropriate to include seriously gimped devices like the recent ipod minis as running iOS.
    Only the full size iPods are included, which function no different to an iPhone.
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  • marcolorenzo
    stickmansamI find it funny that people always expect profits to always increase etc....How is that even possible?
    Why not? As long as the population keeps growing, this is only natural.
    Reply