iOS leapfrogs Android with 410 million devices sold and 650,000 apps

By Kathleen De Vere Comment

The number of iOS device sales have once again passed the number of Android device sales. During today’s Q3 earnings call, Apple chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer reported that 410 million iOS devices have been sold to date. According to the latest numbers revealed by Google at its annual I/O developers conference, Android has seen more than 400 million device activations to date.

Oppenheimer also reported the iTunes App Store now has more than 650,000 apps, 250,000 of which were developed for the iPad. By comparison, at I/O Google reported its official Android app store Google Play now has more than 600,000 apps and has driven more than 20 billion downloads.

During today’s earnings call Apple reported it had sold 26 million iPhones, 6.8 million iPods and 17 million iPads in the quarter ending June 30, 2012, generating $35 billion in revenue. Although it fell short of analyst’s estimates for sales and revenue, it was Apple’s best-ever June quarter, earning the company a net profit of $8.8 billion, up 20.3 percent percent year-over-year.