Remember when Steve Jobs was telling Apple fans about iOS usage and activations, boasting just how much they were better than Google’s Android? During its September 1 event, in which a new line of iPod players were introduced, Apple said that 120 million iOS devices were sold to date. That’s one iOS device for just over a third of the inhabitants of the United States!
Curious about how many of those iOS devices are iPod touches? According to Asymco, it’s 37.7%. That’s over 45 million iPod touches, which leaves the iPhone and iPad making up the rest. Asymco reports:
We know that there were 59.6 million iPhones sold through June (from SEC filings)
We also know that 3.2 million iPads were sold.
If we assume about 8 million iPhones and 4 million iPads were sold during August and July, the total number of iPod touch sold is 45.2 million.
That is 37.7% of total units.
Of course, the figures are based on the assumption that Apple sold a certain number of iPhone and iPad units during July or August, but it gets close enough.
With the new iPod touch 4 coming out soon, the numbers will undoubtedly rise. The new iPod touch is essentially an iPhone 4 without the cell phone radios and a cheaper camera on the back (0.7 megapixels versus the iPhone 4’s 5 megapixels). It has a retina display, a 3-axis gyroscope, a front-facing camera for FaceTime support and runs the latest version of iOS. The pricing is similar to that of previous iPod touches, so for those wanting a new iPod or perhaps even an iPhone without AT&T, the new Apple music player is practically a no-brainer.