More iPhones Are Sold Than Babies Are Born Each Day

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After Apple’s bonkers quarterly earnings announced yesterday, we learned the company sold more than 37 million iPhones during the last three months of 2011. Designer Luke Wroblewski (@lukew) took it one step further and pulled numbers from Wolfram Alpha to find Apple makes more iPhones than humans make babies. He tweeted:

There are more iPhones sold per day (402k) than people born in the World per day (300k). https://twitter.com/#!/asymco/status/161924020529414144

On a per-day basis, the number of iPhones sold breaks down to 377,900, higher than the average birth rate of 371,000.

But as The Next Web points out, two factors will skew these numbers: 1. The birth rate isn’t static, and 2. the Christmas season isn’t indicative of Apple’s year-round performance.

“But still, it’s a pretty staggering statistic, especially when you consider that Apple is selling every one of those devices it can make,” the blog writes. “In fact, demand for iOS devices was exceeded again in the quarter, even as Apple announced that it had sold some 135M total.”

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