“Our team delivered Apple’s biggest quarter ever, thanks to the world’s most innovative products and all-time record sales of iPhone, Apple Watch and Apple TV,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The growth of our Services business accelerated during the quarter to produce record results, and our installed base recently crossed a major milestone of one billion active devices.”
How may iPhones Apple Sold in 2015 ?
Apple sold 231.22 million iPhones in 2015 as compared to 169.22 millions in 2014.
If you look back at iPhone’s selling history, every year Apple has managed to increase the sales by huge margins. Have a look at the statistic below of iPhone sale since 2007. iPhone may be the only Vendor which takes out hardly 2-3 smartphones in a year, but still the most cash rich company.
iPhone’s Market Share worldwide
Apple managed to grap approx. 16.2 % in 2015, as against Samsung as leader at 22.7 %. Though Apple got a dip in sales in Q2 and Q3 2015, but manage to come back strongly with a shipment of 75 millions smartphones ( overall smartphone shipment stood at 399.5 million worldwide.)
iOS Market Share Worldwide
It’s around 16 %. In 2014, around 80.7 percent smartphones were sold with Android OS. App store has over 1.5 million apps by June 2015. Over 100 billion apps has been downloaded from the App Store by June 2015. Worldwide, the App Store has brought in nearly $40 billion for developers since 2008, with over one-third generated in the last year alone.
Gaming, Social Networking and Entertainment were among the year’s most popular App Store categories across Apple products, with customers challenging themselves to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Trivia Crack and Heads Up!, and staying in touch with friends and family using Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Snapchat. Games and subscription apps dominated this year’s top grossing titles including Clash of Clans, Monster Strike, Game of War – Fire Age and Fantasy Westward Journey, as well as Netflix, Hulu and Match.
In the two weeks ending January 3, customers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases, setting back-to-back weekly records for traffic and purchases. January 1, 2016 marked the biggest day in App Store history with customers spending over $144 million. It broke the previous single-day record set just a week earlier on Christmas Day.