Apple has 1 billion lively units

Apple has 1 billion active devices

Apple’s system gross sales weren’t stellar as 2015 wound to an in depth, nevertheless it did cross an essential milestone: it now has 1 billion lively units. The determine consists of all iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch models which have used Cupertino’s providers up to now ninety days. Whereas that is not as big a determine as you will see on the Android aspect (which crossed the 1 billion mark again in 2014), it is no imply feat for a corporation that focuses virtually solely on larger-priced hardware.

Not that Apple is relying solely on an ever-rising unit rely to earn cash. As the corporate defined throughout its fiscal outcomes name, there’s plenty of recurring income right here. Buyer satisfaction charges are very excessive, so present house owners usually tend to come again for upgrades and extra merchandise (say, an Apple Watch to go together with that iPhone). Additionally, there are providers which are constant cash makers — Apple Music, anybody? We’re positive that Apple nonetheless needs to promote a lot of units (it stays “bullish” on locations like China and India), however it’s adamant that this is not the one standards that issues.

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