Apple has sold over 500 million iPhones since 2007

Apple’s first ever iPhone was launched in 2007 about seven years ago, leading to the creation of one of the most iconic smartphones to date, despite what its critics and detractors have to say about it. We also know that the iPhone has managed to outsell its previous generation with every new release, but how many iPhones has Apple sold to date? 

Apple has been known to mark big numerical milestones, celebrating the 50 billionth download from its App Store last May and the 30th anniversary of the Mac earlier this year. But it appears to have quietly let a big one pass within the last few weeks as somewhere on earth, the 500 millionth iPhone was sold. Despite much consternation in the media that the high-end of the market is reaching saturation, this data point demonstrates that iPhone sales continue to accelerate for Apple even if the rate of that acceleration is less breathtaking than it had been in the past. 

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