5 iPhones a second

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The world is buzzing with news of Apple’s most recent incredible quarterly earnings and profit.  Their profit was $13 billion on revenue of $46 billion.

Also staggering was the number of iPhones sold in 3 months: 37 million.  I thought it’d be interesting to see how that number broke down.  Assuming uniformly distributed sales volume over the entire 3 months (which isn’t true, but stick with me) that’s:

  • Every month: 12.3 million
  • Every week: 3.1 million
  • Every day: 441,000
  • Every hour: 18,400
  • Every minute: 306
  • Every second: 5.1

Holy crap.  That’s a lot of iPhones.

Bob Rae for the Liberal Leadership

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I’ve never understood why there was a supposed agreement that Rae wouldn’t run for the leadership.  Doesn’t that seem a bit un-democratic?  I have no idea if him running would be a good thing, but if he ran and won, who should argue with that?