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10 Impressive Facts About The iPhone

By Stephanie Kopf

June 29, 2007 was a historical day that would change the lives of many, and also the future of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. The first iPhone was released by Apple in the US. Four updates and a staggering 218 million sold iPhones later (as of March 2012), 58% of Apple’s revenue has so far been generated by their sleek Smartphone. Consequently, the company’s value has become the highest in the world. 

With so much going for the iPhone, we’re always hungry for more information. After all, it’s one of the greatest and most successful devices ever invented. Feast your eyes on these 10 great statistics about the iPhone.

1. A total of 30 billion apps were downloaded from Apple’s App Store in June 2012. Compared to one billion in 2009, that’s an impressive leap indeed! According to a recent survey by 148apps, the top three most popular app categories include games, entertainment and education.

2. Based on forecasts, the total number of people using iOS on their Smartphones will only keep growing, hitting more than 355 million by 2015. The future is Apple.

3. The gender distribution of iPhone users in the US was almost equal in 2011. 52% were male, while 48% were female. We’ll see what happens in a few years – we girls don’t stay behind for long. As for the age of the users, based on a survey by ComScore, also from 2011, the iPhone was most often used by people from 25 to 34 years of age.

4. In 2010 the iPhone 3GS went through its fair share of accidents. 76% of these were caused by dropping the iPhone – that was the leading cause, while 20% of accidents were caused by the iPhone taking a bath or going for a swim.

5. According to a survey by Crowd Science, 71% use their iPhones both for work and for play, although 28% for play only.

6. Four years ago the iPhone was already on a winning streak in more ways than one. 55% of respondents for a survey by Rubicon Consulting said they went online more frequently on their iPhone than on their other Smartphone. Vive le mobile internet!

7. In 2011 Greystripe wanted to know about mothers letting their kids use iPhones. Overall younger mothers (18-44 years old) allowed more use, whether it was for downloading games or educational content. 
8. Most app developers (87%) would like to develop apps for the iPhone, making it the most popular platform for app producers (Survey by Appcelerator).

9. More than 37,000 US college students liked the iPhone brand on Facebook last year, putting it in first place.

10. From July 2008 to January 2011, the number of apps available in Apple’s App Store grew from 800 to 400,000.

Statista produced this great infographic for the iPhone’s 5th birthday. At such a young age, it has certainly achieved a lot. We’re excited to see what will happen next and are waiting with bated breath for the iPhone 5…

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Stephanie Kopf blogs on Trenditionist