As Apple’s iPhone gets rolled out across the Orange and Vodafone networks in the UK, millions more customers will be able to get their hands on the highly sought-after devise over the coming months.
But what impact has the iPhone had in the UK and around the world since its launch in 2007? Here are some numerical stats about the ubiquitous phone.
1 - The number in places in the CoolBrands list that the iPhone has jumped since last year. It’s now top spot in the desirable brands survey, ahead of Aston Martin, Dom Perignon and YouTube
1.7 - The number, in millions, of iPhone’s that O2 has sold in the UK during its two-year exclusive deal with Apple
32.4 - The percentage of iPhone users who have downloaded a game for their phone. The market average for all manufacturers is a mere 3.4%
55 - The number of downloads second that the iPhone App Store is shifting, that’s 2,000,000,000 since the store launched 15 months ago
269 - The price in pounds for an iPhone when it was launched in Britain in 2007. Customers also had to sign up for a contract costing between £35 and £55 a month for at least 18 months
2007 - The year the iPhone was launched. In the States it hit the shelves on June 29, while UK customers had to wait until November 9 for it
30,000 - The number of different iPhone apps available at Apple’s App Store in March this year
65,000 - The number of people that registered interest in a bagging an Orange iPhone just hours after they announcement the deal with Apple
146,000 - The number of iPhone units Apple sold over the weekend of its launch in the USA in 2007
358,000,000 - The number of Google search results for ‘iPhone’. ‘Blackberry’ throws up 96,100,000
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