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Apple Sold 10 iOS Devices Every Second Through The Holiday 2012 Quarter

Posted in Apple, News on 24/01/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


During Apple’s quarterly earnings call yesterday, in which Apple executives and analysts discussed the company’s all-time record holiday 2012 quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple sold over 500 million iOS devices in total – and 10 devices every second for the entire holiday quarter!

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TheNextWeb has the breakdown:

Apple sold a record-breaking 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads this quarter, at a rate of 6 iPhones per second, and 3 iPads per second. This means that Apple’s iPhone sales are up 23% in comparison to its fiscal Q1 of 2012, when it reported 37 million iPhone sales. iPad sales have grown 33% in comparison to its Q1 ’12, up from 15.4 million iPad sales.

Many investors and analysts still found reasons to be disappointed, however, causing Apple’s stock to drop over 10% after hours following the earnings press release – but it doesn’t seem very disappointing to me! iOS devices are selling like hot cakes!

J. Glenn Künzler


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.