“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day,” said Cook. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”
There’s a lot you can say about Apple and the iPhone – but you can’t say the device didn’t cause a revolution in computing. This is a major milestone, and I’d like to congratulate all the men and women involved in the iPhone’s inception and further development. Apple is more than just the corporate facade and Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. There’s thousands of men and women working there, and this is a major achievement for them.
I personally think the iPhone was a game changer, but there’s always those Apple haters that will insist, ‘Well, hey… the LG Prada came first. Apple innovated nothing.’
Trying to put that figure into perspective, I just found out that in 2007, when the first iPhone was first introduced, Nokia had already sold 1.5 billion mobile phones, and was selling at a rate of 400+ million a year.
Certainly a higher number than I expected.