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Apple WWDC numbers: app store, retail, developers, and more

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Apple’s big World Wide Developer’s Conference kicked off today in San Francisco. And in the morning keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out the big numbers.

Here they are in bullet form:

  • Apple retail
    • 1 million visitors per day
    • 407 stores around the world in 14 countries
    • Newest store in a 100-year-old theater building in Berlin
  • App store
    • Turning five years old next month
    • 900,000 apps in the store
    • 90 percent of apps see at least one download each month
    • 375,000 apps designed for iPad
    • 575 million store accounts (more than another Internet store)
  • iOS devices
    • 600 million sold
  • iCloud, iTunes, Game Center
    • 300 million accounts
    • 35 billion downloads of iTunes content
    • 240,000 million users of Game Center
    • 800 billion messages via iMessage
  • Mac
    • 72 million installed base
    • 100 percent growth in the last five years, versus 18% PC growth
  • Developers
    • Apple has paid $10 billion to developers
    • $5 billion just in the last year
    • That’s three times more than all other app stores combined, according to Cook
  • Safari/Webkit
    • The rendering engine in Apple’s browser is now used by over 1.5 billion devices
    • 1.44x faster than Chrome in SunSpider
    • 3.8x faster than Chrome in real-world testing
    • Uses 1/3 the energy of Firefox
  • WWDC
    • Attendees from over 60 countries
    • WWDC: sold out in 72 seconds

Apple recently passed the 50 billion apps downloaded milestone, the first mobile platform to hit that mark. Google’s Android passed 48 billion recently¬†but is growing faster than iOS and looks to pass Apple in total app downloads by September of this year.


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