iOS devices sales match Windows PC sales for the first time

During its earning call on Tuesday, Apple reported that a total of 57.9 million units of iPhone and iPad combined were sold in Q3 2015. While company’s stock took a dive in hours after its call, the numbers are generally strong. Apple’s last quarter sales of iPhone and iPad units mean that iOS sales, for the first time in the history of iOS platform, is matching those of Windows PCs.

During the reported three months period, the iPhone business alone showed 47 million units sold, while the iPads could manage 10.9 million units in sales. The figure of 57.9 million units in sales does not include the sales of iPod Touch.
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As can be seen in the chart from Benedict Evans of Andreessen Horowitz, iOS devices sales are now matching the sale of Windows PCs. The sales of iPhone and iPad have shown a rapid growth since 2008 and that kept on improving year-over-year. While the sale of Windows PCs have seen a decline since 2012. For the last 12 months, the sales of both Windows PCs and the iOS devices were slightly under 300 million units each.

Android, on the other hand, passed Windows PC sales way back in March of 2012. At this point, it seems highly unlikely that any other mobile platform will be catching up with it anytime soon.

For the Q3 2015, Apple reported $49 million in revenue and $10.7 billion in profit. While the iPhone sales still showing year-over-year growth, the sales figure missed the analyst expectations.

[via 9to5Mac]

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