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Apple users send 2 billion iMessages a day

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

I wrote about Whatsapp [processing 18 billion](http://www.kiledjian.com/main/2013/1/4/whatsapp-processed-18-billion-messages-on-december-31-2012.html) messages on New Year's day.

During Apple's quarterly presentation, we learned that Apple users send 1 billion iMessages a day. Apple solf 47.8 million iPhones during the quarter and the total IOS devices sold to date (from inception) now totals 500 million. 

Apple also saw the number of total iCLoud users jumped to 250 million in December 2012.

2 billion messages may seem like a lot but then you look at the cross-platform Whatsapp and realize they have a long way to go. The real losers in all of this are the carriers who are seeing their cash cow (SMS) erode a little more every day.