This Friday will mark the fifth anniversary of the launch of the first iPhone. The first iPhone was officially launched on June 29th, 2007. Research firms Strategy Analytics has put together some interesting statistics, noting that has shipped 250 million iPhones cumulatively worldwide, generating $150 billion in cumulative revenues.
“The iPhone portfolio has become a huge generator of cash and profit for Apple,” said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics. “A quarter of a billion iPhones have been shipped cumulatively worldwide in the first five years since launch and Apple reaches its fifth birthday at the top of its game.”
With the iPhone sales continuing to grow, more than 100 million of those unit sales have come during this past year. The iPhone 4S has caused a significant part of the surge, with over 35 million units sold in each of the past two quarters.
Business Insider also points out that the iPhone generates more quarterly revenue than Microsoft’s entire business, generates more profit than GE, Microsoft, or Google, and has remade the technology industry with its dominating position. Wow.
Use whatever you like, but don’t deny that the iPhone didn’t revolutionize many industries.