iPhone Anniversary: 5 Years of Success
Three days ago the Apple world celebrated iPhone anniversary and 5 years since first iPhone release date. Although Apple has shown the first iPhone on the smartphone Macworld Conference in San Francisco on January 2007, it appeared only six months later, on June 29, 2007. This week the iPhone is five years old and the research company Strategy Analytics has published a short press release stating that during that time 250 million units were sold, totaling approximately 150 billion dollars.
According to a recent research by Strategy Analytics agency, Apple earned more than 150 billion dollars since the smartphone release. They sold a total of a quarter of a billion devices worldwide.
The first Apple’s iPhone was released in the U.S. on June 29, 2007. According to our estimates for the period from June 2007 to June 2012 this smartphone family has brought us 150 billion dollars. An impressive achievement, which is well demonstrated, as was the popular iPhone trademark over the past five years. That’s what Apple says about their phone’s success on 5-th iPhone anniversary.
Sales of iPhone smartphones are growing steadily and during last year alone was sold over 100 million units. Most of this amount has fallen to the iPhone 4S model. Only for the last six months there were sold 35 million units per quarter.
The Business Insider published an article about how iPhone affected businesses, which say that today the quarterly income from the sales of this product exceed cumulative revenues of Microsoft, and profit is bigger than General Electric, Microsoft and Google companies (separately of course). The emergence of this technology has changed the smartphone industry, and the device itself has taken a leading position in the market.
Considering those giant numbers i can state that it’s pretty hard for Apple to stay on the top of the smartphone market and the failure price is sky high. That’s why company must implement something really special to their upcoming iPhone 5 (or whatever it will be called). The introducing of NFC technology could be a really astonishing breakthrough and Apple will be the first serious player in that niche if the things will go that way.