1% of the Planet’s Population Bought an iPhone Last Quarter

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Crunching the numbers on Apple’s record breaking last quarter – the most profitable quarter in corporate history – you reach a startling conclusion: one percent of the world’s population bought an iPhone in the three months to 27 December last year.

Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones in that period, which is 1.03% of the world’s 7.2 billion population.

It turns out the there really is a global 1%…

 


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