Today Apple released its earnings report for the last quarter of last year.
The report also said that the number of active devices Apple reached 1.3 billion in January this year.
Here's what chapter Apple Tim Cook says:
We hit a significant 1.3 billion active device mark in January. In two years this number has grown by as much as 30%, which indicates the popularity of our devices, as well as the dedication and satisfaction of our users.
Last January Apple announced that the company had sold one billion smartphones iPhone.
It is not known how many smartphones are actively used now, since this Apple is not shared. Today's mark applies to all devices of the company, not just iPhone.
# iPhone 1-9-07
10 years and over a billion sold pic.twitter.com/tmd97kFauM
– Philip Schiller (@pschiller) January 9, 2017
In January 2015, Apple celebrated 1 billion units sold with iOS.
Independent analysts predicted that by the end of 2018 there will be a billion active devices with iOS in the world, however Apple exceeded all expectations.
1 Billion iOS devices shipped !!
– Philip Schiller (@pschiller) January 27, 2015
We don't know exactly what exactly is meant by 'active devices', but most likely these are devices with accounts Apple ID / iCloud and periodically connecting to App Store. That is, old devices that are gathering dust on the shelves are not counted.
Here is a comparison of sales revenue for the last quarter of last year and the year before last (in dollars):
- Total: 3 Billion – 78.4 Billion
- iPhone: 3 million – 78.3 million
- iPad: 2 million – 13.1 million
- Mac: 1 million – 5.37 million
By the way, as of January 19 iOS 11 was installed on 65% of supported devices.