At today's Worldwide Developer Conference, Scott Forstall, svp of iOS software, announced that "to date 200 million iOS devices have shipped." Apple also "shipped 25 million iPads in the first 14 months."
Forstall offered other important data points:
- 15 billion downloads from iTunes
- 130 million iBooks downloaded
- 14 billion downloads from App Store
- 425,000 apps in the App Store
- 90,000 iPad apps available
- $2.5 billion paid to App Store developers.
- 225 million credit card accounts listed with iTunes
During this week, Apple will make its strongest pitch yet for iOS, even as Android momentum continues. Android phone activations now exceed 400,000 a day. Meanwhile, the first true wave of Android tablets is starting.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 officially launches June 17, but will be available June 8 from one store only -- the Best Buy Union Square in New York City. Last week, Samsung hosted two meetups, in New York and San Francisco, for tech geeks and Android enthusiasts. It's all part of a massive marketing effort supporting the tablet running Android 3.1. Other tablets are coming.
Apple's Phil Schiller, speaking at WWDC keynote, outlined some interesting numbers relating to Macs and their growth in the personal computer sector.
First, he mentioned that there are some 54 million active Mac users out there.
Schiller said that Macs have seen 28% year-over-year growth, while the PC market has actually shrunk by 1%. And they've been beating PCs on growth for five years straight now. What the effect has been of smartphones and tablets on these numbers is probably too complicated to get into right now. But Apple is definitely pushing the notebook world: 72% of their computers sold are notebooks.