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Halfway to a billion iPhones!
In 2007, Apple said 'surprise!' And the iPhone was born, with the rest of us looking on quizzically. Who knew that years later, by the end of 2013, Apple would have sold 487 million iPhones.
Analysts have estimated that from then until now, another 38 million iPhones have been sold (at least). So it's likely that earlier this month, Apple quietly passed this new milestone of half a billion iPhones.
Puzzling that Apple has as yet to crow about the success, as it is quick to celebrate similar sale achievements like oh, a billion apps on the App Store. But perhaps it'll be during the next refresh of the device.