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Billionth iPhone sold

Apple announced Wednesday the sale of its billionth iPhone, a milestone for the company as it seeks to keep momentum in a competitive smartphone market.

Chief executive Tim Cook made the announcement at a staff meeting at the company’s California headquarters.

“IPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history,” he said in a statement. “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.

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.”

The news comes a day after Apple reported a drop in iPhone sales over the past quarter, a second straight drop after uninterrupted growth since its introduction in 2007. (AFP)

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