“Billion” is an increasingly popular word in Apple’s quarterly business results.
For the first time in history, Apple generated more than $ 100 billion in revenue in a single quarter. Apple has also hit a new milestone when now, company statistics show that there are more than 1 billion active iPhones globally – this information was given by CEO Tim Cook himself. And that means that the number of active users of Apple is at its highest level in history.
Cook shared this information in an interview about the company’s results with Reuters. This statistic also shows that the total number of active Apple devices in the world reached 1.65 billion devices, up from 1.5 billion devices last year.
“Apple CEO Tim Cook told Reuters that Apple now has 1.65 billion active devices worldwide, compared with 1.5 billion devices last year. Cook also said the number of current iPhone users has reached 1 billion, up from 900 million in 2019 – the last time Apple released this figure.“
In the interview, Mr. Tim Cook said that growth in the Chinese market was one of the reasons for the company’s success:
“We contribute two of the three best-selling smartphones in China,” Cook told Reuters, adding that many other Apple products and services sell well in this market. Cook said that Apple increased iPhone sales in China thanks to both users switching from Android to the old iPhone users upgrading to the new one, but stressed that “the number of people upgrading iPhone has reached an unprecedented record. in China.”
Although the number of active devices is a broader statistic compared to quarterly device sales, this figure also suggests to us that the total number of users of subscription services is. Apple’s premium payments, which require an iPhone or Apple’s hardware products, are also increasing.
In October, Apple decided to combine its services into a package called Apple One, which includes services like Apple Music and iCloud.
Apple no longer discloses how many iPhones it sells each quarter, but the Apple CEO told CNBC that without the Covid-19 pandemic, it would have been able to sell more iPhones:
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company’s results could have been better if it hadn’t been for the Covid-19 pandemic and social disparity – prompting Apple to forcibly shut down several Apple Stores around the world. .
“When we were forced to close stores, especially those selling iPhones and wearables, our sales dropped,” Cook told CNBC.