Five Years and 218 Million IPhones Later

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

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It's not the pinnacle of parenting, but that hasn't stopped many moms and dads from handing their little ones an iPhone as a last (or first) resort to keep them quiet. In 2010, 18 million pacifiers, teethers and rattles were manufactured in the U.S., according to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. During its 2010 fiscal year, Apple more than doubled that number -- selling nearly 40 million of its "digital pacifiers."

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