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Five Years and 218 Million IPhones Later

By Mark Milian and Jordan Robertson - 2012-06-29T21:39:55Z

Photograph by Antoine Antoniol/Bloomberg

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What It Amounts To

If you feel like you're surrounded by people with iPhones, you're not imagining things. Since the device's debut five years ago, Apple has sold around 218 million of them as of March. That's roughly equal to the populations of Mexico and the Philippines combined.

So how do its sales compare with those of other products, especially rivals the iPhone mimics with its variety of features and apps? Wait, don't ask Siri for the answers -- click the slideshow instead.