Apple sold 8.75 million iPhones last quarter, 51.15 million since launch

Aaaand the iPhone continues to print money. Fresh out of their earnings report, Apple has just announced that they managed to push roughly 8.75 million iPhones out the door in the second fiscal quarter of 2010 (January to March). In fewer words, it was the iPhone’s best quarter ever.

Combined with the 42.4 million they’d sold at the end of the last quarter, this brings the grand total up to right around 51.15 million. This bumps things up slightly beyond the 50 million number that Jobs revealed at the iPhone OS 4 announcement just weeks ago.

For good ol’ comparisons sake: Apple sold 8.7 million iPhones in the previous quarter, with 3.79 million iPhones sold in the second quarter of last year. That works out to somewhere around 130% growth, in year-over-year unit sales.

If I ever sell 51 million anything, I think I’ll go ahead and call it quits and head for the beach.

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