Apple has announced that it has now sold one billion iPhones in the lifetime of the product. The company announced the milestone at a company meeting on Wednesday morning.

Apple announces one billion iPhones sold

From Apple:

"iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It's become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day," said Cook. "Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we've always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day."

To give this number some context, it took 27 years for one billion PCs to be sold. Disney welcomed the one billionth visitor to its theme parks after 49 years of operation, and it was 131 years before there were one billion cars driving across roads across the world.

Apple crossed the billion total devices mark earlier this year, which includes iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.