Tim Cook is seen holding the Billionth iPhone Apple has made in the 9 year history of the iPhone.
Apple announced on Wednesday to have sold 1 billion iPhones. The iPhone will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2017. Apple would not be as huge without it. The iPhone changed everything. iPhone sales are declining as competition is rising in China from local makers. Samsung is also hurting Apple with stellar sales of the Galaxy series.
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Tim Cook said at an employee meeting: "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."
A billion iPhones sounds a lot, but Samsung sold 90 million handsets just in three months. It is not just Apple which sells a lot of smartphones, they have though the biggest margins.
The next iPhone is coming soon and it needs to win "biggly," as Trump would put it. The iPhone 7 aka iPhone 6SE is part of the iPhone 6 family but will bring a refined design, dual cameras, more storage and more performance. The iPhone 7 will drop the 3.5mm audio jack and force users to switch to Lightning headphones.
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