Apple has hit a new sales milestone: the company has sold 1 billion iPhones.
The news was revealed by Apple this week, who provided the following statement:
“iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day. Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.”
The company held a meeting to celebrate the sale of the 1 billionth iPhone, seen here in Cook’s hands.
Apple initially launched the iPhone in 2007 and is home to a number of popular mobile games, including Candy Crush Saga, Game of War and, most recently, the extremely popular, Pokemon GO.
The current iPhone market contains the iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6S+ and the iPhone SE. The company is expected to announce the iPhone 7 this fall, which is rumored to remove the headphone jack that has been included in the device since its beginning.