Apple Says 1 Billion of Its Units Are in Lively Use Across the World

Over a billion Apple units have been lively during the last ninety days, the corporate introduced as a part of its first-quarter earnings assertion on Tuesday.

"Regardless of the financial challenges everywhere in the world, Apple stays extremely robust," stated CEO Tim Prepare dinner in a convention name discussing the report.

That is not a billion iPhones, although: iPads, Macs, iPods, Apple TVs and Apple Watches all counted towards the entire. Apple didn’t break down the proportions every makes up, however about seventy five million are iPhones bought within the newest quarter, in accordance with the corporate’s data.

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Prepare dinner stated that this yr introduced a document variety of conversions from Android, which probably was a big quantity — contemplating Android had 1.four billion lively units in fall of 2015, and positively extra now.

A billion is so much, however Prepare dinner additionally pointed on the market’s loads of room to develop in creating nations the place smartphones are solely simply now starting to turn into sensible or reasonably priced.

Prepare dinner additionally stated that maybe, like Google and Fb, Apple will get in digital actuality. "When it comes to VR, I do not assume it is a area of interest," the Apple CEO stated in reply to an analyst’s query. "It is actually cool and has some fascinating purposes."