During the March 7, media event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook along with announcing the launch of the new iPad with Retina display, iPhoto App & iLfe for iOS update, and the new Apple TV — noted that Apple now has three post-PC products: The iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
“Now any company would be thrilled to have just one of these devices,” he said. “At Apple we’re fortunate to have all three.”
These three product lines alone accounted for 76% of Apple’s Q4 2011 revenue, and a quite a bit of Apple’s big Q4 performance can be pegged on the iPad’s popularity.
Last year’s iOS device sales reached 172 million, Apple revealed today during a special media event for the third generation iPad. CEO Tim Cook said “Post-PC devices” account for 76 percent of Apple revenues. He stated:
“We have our feet firmly planted in the post PC future.”
Apple ended 2011 selling a whopping 62 million iOS devices and 315 million in total iOS device sales. A week ago, Google said that cumulative Android device sales had reached 300 million, with 850,000 activations per day.
Cook also said that there have been 200,000 apps made for the iPad to date, adding that “the momentum has been incredible,” and that the iPad is “The poster child of the post-PC world.” He showed a slide of the iPad selling 15.4 million units in the last quarter versus personal computers shipped by companies like HP, Dell, and Lenovo.
“We sold more iPads in the last quarter of last year, than any PC maker sold of their PCs.”
Cook also revealed that Apple now has 362 retail stores that greeted 110 million visitors just during the holiday quarter of last year alone.