Apple Achieves Record Sales with 8 Million iPhones Sold

The world of mobile technology thrives on statistics and figures, particularly those that aren’t usually visible to the naked eye. One such number is the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), a unique identifier for GSM and UMTS mobile phones, including Apple’s iPhone.

Enthusiasts from AFB and Investor Village have embarked on a mission to gather as many iPhone IMEI numbers as possible, compiling them into a Google speadsheet.

Through detailed analysis of this data, they estimate that Apple has produced approximately 5,649,000 units of the iPhone 3Gs. When combined with the 2.4 million first-generation iPhones sold in 2008, the total reaches around 8 million units.

This figure suggests that Apple is well on its way to surpassing their target of 10 million iPhones sold within the year 2008, a testament to the brand’s growing popularity and market penetration.


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