Apple's CEO Tim Cook at yesterday's "Let's talk about iPhone" event in Cupertino, Calif. dropped some big news: the company has sold 250 million iOS devices.
However, the biggest segment of this comes from the iPod, which commands a 78% percent market share in the personal media player business. Cook said some 300 million iPods have been sold around the world, and 45 million of them were sold in the year that ended in June.
This is followed by the iPad, which has a 74% market share of the mobile tablet market. Cook said 92% of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPads.
Cook says that iOS holds 43% share of the domestic smartphone market, it holds only about 5% of the global market.
Cook also said that since its release Mac OS X Lion 10.7 has been downloaded 6 million times.
However he didn't indicate whether those were separate purchases or not. Buyers are allowed to install the software on multiple Macs in the home, which means more than one download per purchase.
Gartner estimated that 4.5 percent of new PCs would ship with OS X in 2011 and expects 5.2 percent to ship with OS X in 2015. Cook said that the "the MacBook Pro and iMac are the number one best selling notebook and desktop in the US. This momentum is not just limited to a mode. The Mac outgrew the PC market by almost six times."
"It took Windows 7 20 weeks to reach 10% of installed base. Lion did this in two weeks," said Cook.
Among Cook's other revelations:
- 357 Apple stores are now open
- Mac install base is 58 million
- Mac US PC market share is 23 percent at retail
- iTunes Music Store: 16 billion songs downloaded
- iTunes now offers 20 million songs, up from 200,000 when iTunes was first launched eight years ago
- 300 million iPods sold since launch a decade ago
- $3 billion paid out to iOS developers
- Over 80 percent of hospitals are testing iPad
- 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies are deploying iPads
- 140,000 iPad apps are available
- Half million iOS 5 developers
- 250 million iOS devices sold
- 225 million credit card accounts listed with iTunes
- 500,000 apps in the iTunes App Store, 140,000 of which have been built specifically for the iPad
- Apple paid out $3 billion to third-party developers, up from $1 billion in June, 2010