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WWDC by the numbers (Updated)


Apple kicked off WWDC in a big way with 5,200 attendees who snagged all the tickets in a mere two hours. Unlike previous years, Jobs dove right into Mac OS X Lion without his traditional summary of the amazing things Apple has done. We watched the live stream like a hawk and gleaned out the pertinent stats that show how well Apple is performing across its product groups. Here's what we learned from Jobs and company:

  • 54 million Mac users worldwide
  • Mac grew 28% while PC market shrank 1%
  • Mac sales are 73% notebooks, 27% desktops.
  • Mac App Store is now the #1 PC software channel over Best Buy and Walmart
  • Pixelmator made $1 million in its first 20 days, quadrupling its revenue.
  • over 200 million iOS devices sold
  • more than 44% of installed mobile user base
  • 25 million iPads in first 14 months
  • 15 billion songs sold in the iTunes store
  • #1 music retailer in the world
  • iBookstore downloads topped 130 million; six publishers on board
  • 425,000 apps in the App Store; 90,00 are for the iPad
  • 14 billion apps downloaded from the App Store
  • Apple paid out more than US$2.5 billion to devs
  • 225 million iTunes accounts
  • 50 million Game Center users
  • iPhone 4 is number two camera, not just smartphone camera, but camera on Flickr
  • OS X Lion has over 250 new features and 3,000 APIs
  • IOS 5 has over 200 new features and 1,500 APIs

Not too shabby for a company long considered the underdog.

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