Google has released its latest figures for iOS and the Android version of its mobile operating system, revealing that there are now around 1.6 billion iOS devices in the hands of users, up from 1.2 billion devices in 2018.
The news comes as Apple’s quarterly results were released this morning, revealing the company’s first ever quarterly loss for the year.
It comes as the company struggles to rein in its massive market share of the smartphone market.
In 2018, iOS accounted for 52.3 per cent of the market, Android was third with 20.9 per cent, and Windows Phone accounted for a mere 1.3 million devices, according to a report by App Annie.
The company also revealed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are on course to become the best selling smartphones of all time, and the first two generations of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now sold out.
The iPhone 6 is the top-selling smartphone in terms of revenue, with a staggering $1.05bn.
The iPhone 6 Plus is the second-best selling smartphone in revenue, followed by the 6s and 7.
The latter two smartphones have already sold out, but the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 are still available for purchase.
Apple is set to announce its fiscal 2018 earnings this Thursday, November 22, at 10am AEST.
This article was originally published on 10.11.2018.