As you may or may not know, the original iPhone launched five years ago today. In honor of the birthday of our favorite handheld gadget, ComScore has created a graph detailing the device’s impressive growth over the past five years. Looking at the graph, it’s easy to see that Apple’s flagship handset has seen a steady incline in customers since June 29, 2007.
By far the most impressive iPhone as far as sales is concerned is the iPhone 4. Before the iPhone 4 launched, just under 10 million people were rockin’ iPhones. That is by no means a small number, which is why it’s so insane that the launch of the iPhone 4 doubled it. By the time the iPhone 4 was replaced by the 4S as the star of the show, over 20 million people called themselves iPhone users.
Thanks to the 4S, that number is now over 30 million, which is staggering when one considers that Apple only launches one new iPhone every year with one new version of the software – a resounding difference to the way Google’s Android platform is marketed.
When did you guys join in the iPhone fun? Was it at the beginning all the way back in ’07, or did you just make the move to iOS with the iPhone 4S? I got my first iPhone on July 11, 2008, also known as iPhone 3G launch day. In the comments section below, let me know which iPhone model you simply couldn’t resist. You can share your iPhone stories with me on twitter @TiP_Jake.