Apple Sells More Phones in a Day Than People Make Babies

According to its first-quarter sales figures—to the tune of 37.04 million units—Apple sold 377,900 iPhones every day of the 98-day fiscal quarter. The average number of children born—worldwide—tallied only 371,000 new humans.

Granted, Apple did get a hefty bump during the holidays and the birthrate is anything but static, but the fact that Apple is not only making that many in a day and also selling them is simply incredible. "We thought we were setting bold bets," said Tim Cook, Apple CEO, about demand for the iPhone, "but it turns out we didn't bet high enough." Apparently not, given that Apple sold some 135 million iOS devices in total for the same period. [Apple via TNW via Cult of Mac]

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