Tim Cook told an audience at Apple’s smartphone event today that Apple’s iPhone business grew at ‘double the rate’ of the industry, with 7 million iPhones sold.
iPhone launched in June 2007. Over 700 million have been sold since then. And last quarter, it was the Number oneselling smartphone in the world.” with a 49 percent year over year growth last quarter, double rest of industry.
According to the Apple CEO, 99 percent of customers are satisfied with their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Cook credits the success of Apple Pay for part of that, considering the 2500 banks that now support it.
But the Apple CEO says that the iPhone is transformative for many aspects of modern life with CarPlay, HomeKit and Health apps. “iPhone is continuing to transform even more parts of our lives,” Cook told the audience.
According to IDC, Apple shipped 74.5 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices in the fourth quarter of 2014, beating out all other manufacturers. including its main competitor Samsung.
In all, 700 million iPhones have been sold so far — and, obviously, counting.