The iPhone is celebrating its 5th year and this remarkable device has played a key role in the company’s long-term success.
Five years ago, the first iPhone was considered the stuff of early adopters, who were in awe of its touchscreen interface and poked at little icons. Today, the device is not only fancied by the tech nerds but is owned and desired by an average technology fan thanks to its iconic design.
Although the iPod and iTunes revolutionized the music industry, the iPhone earned the tech giant a jackpot.
The first iPhone was released on June 29, 2007 and has since sold 218 million units around the world. In 2012, it accounts for 58% of the company’s revenue thanks to the Apps and continuous innovations introduced by the Company.
Sales of the iPhone (and its related services and accessories) even surpass the revenue of entire companies like Microsoft, Disney or Coca-Cola. It’s no wonder that Apple is consistently a front-runner for the most valuable company in the world by market cap.
There’s no denying the fact that iPhone has revolutionized technology, culture and business. The device revolutionized Apple itself.
The Team at Statista have compiled relevant data about the iPhone’s 5 stunning years.