It’s not surprising that Apple has a massive active install base of iPhones across the globe, but we now finally have an exact number to put behind it. During its Q1 earnings call, CFO Luca Maestri shared the install base for the first time.
“Our global active install base of iPhone continues to grow and has reached an all-time high at the end of December,” Maestri said. “We are disclosing that number now for the first time; it has surpassed 900 million devices.”
Apple has previously detailed the total active install base of its products. They updated the number today to 1.4 billion devices worldwide at the end of December 2018, up from 1.3 billion at the end of January 2018. It’s interesting that Apple has decided to break out iPhone device numbers even as it shies away from releasing unit sales in its earning calls from this point moving forward.
Maestri detailed that Apple would continue to offer updates on the iPhone install base and total install base on a “periodic basis.”
Apple seems to be seeking bright spots wherever they can find them; the Q1 2019 earnings didn’t deliver great news for the company despite beating already reduced market expectations. iPhone revenues were down 15 percent.