Tim Cook: We've Sold a Half Billion iOS Devices

Backing up the notion that the iPhone and iPad are big sellers, Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company has sold over half a billion iOS devices since the first iPhone rolled off the assembly line. Mr. Cook made the announcement during Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings report Wednesday afternoon.

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Apple reported selling 47.8 million iPhones during the quarter along with 22.9 million iPads, although the company isn't breaking out how many of those were the smaller iPad mini. Analysts had been predicting between 48 million and 50 million iPhones, so Apple came in just under expectations, but well above the 37 million units sold during the same quarter a year ago.

Overall, Apple sold some 75 million iOS devices during the quarter which no doubt helped boost the company up to US$54 billion in sales. For those keeping track, 75 million iOS devices equates to 9.53 units sold every second during the quarter.

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