Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter for an average of 849.450 iPhones a day, per ZDNet's math.
Pixel smartphone sales are certainly heading in the right direction, validating the company's recent push into making Google hardware.
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Doubling the number of units shipped is a good step for Google even if you don't take that number at face value. That means Apple needed 4.6 days to sell 3.9 million iPhones - mind you, these aren't iPhone X units, as Apple did not divulge the actual split for the period. In addition, there are 499 Apple Stores spread out in 22 countries, while Google relies on occasional pop-ups and its online Google Store, with no constant physical retail presence. However, looking at the big picture, Google still has a lot of catching up to do.
Google has high hopes for the Pixel line. While the numbers are not great in the global smartphone market, it shows steady growth for the company's lineup. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched previous year to no shortage of enthusiasm from Android fans, replacing handsets that had been equally lauded by vocal users. Samsung, with a wider range of price points, is the smartphone sales leader with 317.3 million phones shipped in 2017, according to IDC.