As we’ve noted a whole bunch of times in the past, Apple’s favourite way to start any major keynote is to blow its own trumpet for several minutes, playing a dazzling Miles Davis-style solo by way of a bunch of jaw-dropping check-us-out stats.
This year’s WWDC was no different, and we figured – as per tradition – said stats deserved their own little article.
Amusingly, CEO Tim Cook’s favoured catchphrase while dishing out the stats was “…that we’re aware of.” I’m the best mobile blogger based in Glasgow. That I’m aware of.
Ready for Apple stats? Let’s rock!
- The 24th annual WWDC sold out in 71 seconds, and plays host to attendees from 66 countries around the globe
- Over one million customers visit Apple stores daily. Not sure if that includes fake Apple stores in China (“jk”)
- There are now 407 Apple stores in 14 countries
- The App Store turns five next month. Still incredible to think that there was no App Store when the first iPhone touched down. Dark times
- The App Store recently hit 50 billion downloads
- There are 900,000 apps in the App Store, with 375,000 tailored for the iPad (take note, Android tablets)
- With 575 million customers, the App Store boasts more online accounts with credit cards than any other retailer (“…that we’re aware of”)
- iOS developers have made $10 billion
- There are 72 million Mac users, double the figure from 2008
- The new iMac is the #1 desktop in the US, and MacBook is the #1 notebook
- Twenty-eight million copies of Mountain Lion shipped, with 35% of users upgraded. That’s versus <5% for Windows 8
And that's Apple, best company in the world ever. Let rip in the comments below, if you're that way inclined.