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Total Number of iPods Sold All-Time

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The iPod has been an unquestioned success. It transformed Apple, the way users interact with music, and (when combined with the iTunes Store) the music industry itself.

Looking at the history of iPod sales is impressive, especially the big gains in how many iPods have been sold worldwide in just a few quarters and years. Below is a list of the total number of iPods sold at given dates in the past. The list is based on Apple announcements (usually during quarterly financial reporting) and numbers are approximate:

September 2012 - 350 million
January 2011 - 304 million
September 2010 - 275 million
September 2009 – 220 million
April 2008 – 152 million
October 2007 – 120 million
September 2007 – 110 million
April 2007 – 100 million
January 2006 – 42 million
November 2005 – 30 million
March 2005 – 15 million
December 2004– 10 million
October 2004 – 6 million
August 2004 – 3.7 million
May 2004 – 3 million
January 2004 – 2 million
January 2003 – 600,000
December 2001 – 125,000

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