Apple says there at the moment are greater than 1 billion energetic iPhones, an unlimited milestone for the corporate that speaks to the telephones’ continued success and longevity. There at the moment are 1.65 billion Apple units in energetic use general, Tim Cook dinner stated throughout Apple’s earnings name this afternoon.

The milestone had been approaching for some time. Apple sold its billionth iPhone in 2016, and in January 2019, Apple stated that it had hit 900 million active iPhone users. Apple counts a tool as energetic if it has engaged with an Apple service throughout the previous 90 days, a spokesperson advised The Verge. The stat would recommend {that a} substantial variety of the iPhones ever bought stay in energetic use, no less than by Apple’s definition. BNN Bloomberg reported last year that analysts believed Apple could be approaching its 1.9 billionth iPhone sale by the top of 2020, although the corporate hasn’t introduced if it’s handed that milestone.

Apple’s announcement got here throughout an unlimited quarter for the corporate, by which it set an all-time revenue record. iPhones did notably properly throughout the last quarter of 2020, with gross sales of $65 billion, one other report (although one which was helped by delays pushing iPhone 12 gross sales absolutely into the vacation quarter). And the corporate noticed extra iPhone “upgraders” than ever earlier than. Cook dinner additionally stated {that a} record-setting variety of FaceTime calls had been made on Christmas 2020 — a milestone that was actually helped alongside by the pandemic maintaining many households and buddies aside.

Whereas gross sales are up and utilization is at an all-time excessive, Apple has spent the final a number of years attempting to diversify its product line as iPhone unit gross sales sluggish. Analysts have estimated a decline in overall phone shipments and gross sales in recent times, and Apple hasn’t been immune to the pattern. However even when fewer iPhones are being put into folks’s palms every year, persons are evidently hanging on to them for a very long time.

Replace January 27th, 7:10PM ET: This story has been up to date with particulars on how Apple measures energetic units.

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