Since its launch in 2007, the iPhone has generated over $150 billion in revenue for Apple, reports Strategy Analytics today. During a conversation with CNet, a spokesman for the company explained that this figure includes only handset sales, meaning that accessories, apps, software and services are not included in this figure.
Over 250 million iPhone handsets have been sold worldwide following Steve Jobs’ announcement of the iPhone 1 back in January 2007. Sales of the iPhone 4S have continued to be strong, despite serious challenges from Samsung’s Galaxy range of phones. And it’s the continued strength and quality of Android handsets that are likely to slow down this growth over the next five years. Samsung’s Galaxy S3, which has sold 3 million units since launching at the end of May, alongside the HTC One X, have introduced innovations and features that are encouraging iPhone users to switch. This is making the launch of the new iPhone this autumn even more anticipated.
The full report on device vendor performance metrics, Global Handset Shipments Forecast by Quarter: Q2 2012, is published by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, details of which can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/d9ts4oj.