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Lifetime iPhone sales are about to eclipse iPod sales

Published Jul 16th, 2013 1:55PM EDT
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Apple is about to achieve a huge milestone that is once again indicative of how far the company has come in recent years. As noted by Enders Analysis’ Benedict Evans, cumulative iPhone sales totaled 356 million units as of Apple’s fiscal second quarter, which ended this past March. Meanwhile, lifetime iPod sales totaled 375 million units at the time. Wall Street currently estimates that Apple sold between 26.7 million and 27.9 million iPhones in the June quarter, while iPod sales have been sinking consistently. This will bring lifetime iPhone sales to approximately 383 million units, which should be just good enough to top cumulative iPod sales through the end of the fiscal third quarter. If not, however, the milestone will absolutely be reached in the current quarter. Apple’s first iPod launched in 2001, six years before the original iPhone debuted on AT&T.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.