Yesterday saw Apple announce its best ever financial results, selling 47.8 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2013, as well as 22.9 million iPads and 4.1 million Macs. These impressive sales figures mean that consumers are now sending two billion iMessages every day from more than half a billion iOS devices.

During Apple's earnings conference call on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold more than 500 million iOS devices since the original iPhone was released back in 2007.

In addition to the 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads, the iPod touch boosted the total number of iOS units sold in 2013's first quarter to around 75 million in total.

All those iOS devices, plus the addition of Messages in Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion last year bringing the iMessaging service to the Mac, means that an impressive total of two billion iMessages are sent by users daily.

Cook also announced that, as of December, Apple's iCloud service has more than 250 million users, up from the 190 million users the company boasted during its October earnings call.

[Via AppleInsider]

For more Apple earnings call news, check out the links below:

Tim Cook on Television: Apple has a lot more it can 'contribute to this space'
iPhone, iPad sales up, Macs fall as Apple sees record sales
Tim Cook discusses Apple earnings and more
Apple proves naysayers wrong, posts best ever results

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