These Numbers from Apple Inc. Are Mind-Blowing
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been a game-changer for the technology industry. Only 15 years ago, the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. Since then, Apple has released hit product after hit product, creating some truly incredible numbers and vast fortunes for owners of AAPL stock. Here are 10 of the most jaw-dropping numbers from Apple.
1. 63.6 million units
During the fourth quarter of 2015, Apple sold nearly 64 million “iPhones,” “iPads,” and Macs. The company shipped more than 9.9 million iPads alone. That’s enough to give every single person in Ireland and New Zealand their own tablet. (Source: “Apple Inc Q4 2015 Unaudited Summary Data,” Apple Investor Relations, October 27, 2015.)
2. $32.2 billion
Apple sold 48 million iPhones during the fourth quarter of 2015, grossing over $32.2 billion in revenue. For perspective, Apple’s iPhone revenues alone were more than those of everything Microsoft had to offer during the same period. (Source: “Apple Inc Q4 2015 Unaudited Summary Data,” Apple Investor Relations, October 27, 2015.)
3. $3.6 million
Today’s iPhones have the same capabilities of more than 13 separate electronics gadgets found in an early-90s Radio Shack ad. If you would have bought today’s iPhone in 1991, part by part, it would have cost you $3.6 million. (Source: “How much would an iPhone have cost in 1991?” Tech Policy Daily, February 3, 2014.)