In the announcement of its latest quarterly results, Apple reveals that 1.8 billion of its devices are active in the world, or 150 million more than the figure of 1.65 billion for the same period last year.
Active device, késako?
A device -iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac computer- is considered active from the moment it is connected to an Apple service (App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+) in the last 90 days.
Google and Microsoft, the numbers of active devices
For comparison, Google revealed last year to total 3 billion active Android devices, accessing the Google Play Store. More recently, Microsoft announced that it has 1.4 billion active Windows 10 and 11 devices. Note that Xbox One and Series X/S consoles are counted as Windows 10 devices.
This shows the impressive score achieved by Apple with a limited range of hardware compared to Google and Microsoft.