There Are More iPhones Sold Every Day Than Babies Born

There Are More iPhones Sold Every Day Than Babies Born

Here’s another perspective on today’s numbers that should knock your socks off: Apple’s iPhone sales surpass the world’s birth rate. Not only has Apple become the top smartphone manufacturer in the world, but there are now more iPhones sold than babies born each day.

The iPhone sold 37.04 million units during the first fiscal quarter of 2012. Since one quarter is exactly 98 days, that equals 377,900 iPhone sold per day. The world’s average birth rate is 371,000 babies per day. While these numbers aren’t something to go by moving forward (the birth rate fluctuates and Apple’s sales usually spike during the holiday season), it’s pretty incredible that there are more iPhones sold than human babies born every day.

During today’s earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the iPhone 4S was Apple’s best-selling iPhone last quarter. He also noted that Apple is pleased with its “broad range of iPhones,” indicating the continued success of the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. We’re sure that all the Apple-loving newborns out there would agree.

(via The Next Web)

  • ddevito

    That baby has an iPoo’d

  • prof_peabody

    grammar police: should be “than there are” babies born.  

  • mlahero

    *shrugs shoulders*

  • Clark Wallace

    You can still make sense of it though right? So shut the f**k up, nobody likes you or ddevito, the CoM trolls.

  • ddevito

    Baby says:  iPoo’d

  • csman

    World domination. Suddenly owning an iPhone is not going to be that cool, eh? Even your lazy janitor (not the hard working ones) will own one. =P

  • Mike Rathjen

    Then that is literally an unsustainable rate of sales.

  • joewaylo

    I guess we need to start making babies more often. Right?
    Just need another 4,000 people per day to give babies.

  • suicide_boi

    Good! Less misery all around.

  • Katie

    It’a mentalities like yours that make people sound like idiots these days.

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Alex HeathAlex Heath is a journalist and co-host of The CultCast. He has been quoted by the likes of the BBC, KRON 4 News, and books like "ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation." He lives in Lexington, Kentucky. If you want to pitch a story, share a tip, or just get in touch, additional contact information is available on his personal site. Follow him on Twitter.

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