It took Apple less than 7 years to sell 500+ million iOS smartphones, according to experts and analysts. It looks like the Cupertino-based tech giant has sold its 500 millionth iPhone by now. There is no info if iPhones is unlocked or locked only but definitely both. Documents from previous reports show that Apple iPhone sales reached 470+ million smartphones between 2007 when this gadget was released till the end of 2013. Analysts estimate 38+ million handsets sold for the first quarter 2014 which ends in a couple of days.
500 Millions iPhone Sold by Apple in 2014
This means that Apple 500 millionth iPhone has been surely sold. The company didn’t even mention this, as Forbes say. The milestone sale of the popular iOS handset was most likely placed around March 8 date with the company selling 500+ million mobile gadgets in less than seven years.
The figures sound incredible. It is strange that Apple just didn’t celebrate the purchase of its 500 millionth iPhone. It is known for celebrating such events as 30 “birthday” of the Mac machine and 50 billion applications download from iTunes store. It even gave a $10,000 gift card to the customer who downloaded that milestone program.
The next model we should expect is iPhone 6. Thus experts think there will be a slump in smartphone sales with iOS firmware till September.