Apple announced Wednesday evening that it has officially sold 1 billion iPhones. The final one is in CEO Tim Cook’s hands above, according to the company.
“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day,” Cook said. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”
That’s an impressive figure. The company said yesterday it sold 40.4 million iPhones during its fiscal third quarter of this year. That means the other 960 million or so were sold since its debut in 2007.