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Apple has sold 200 million iOS devices, and distributed 14 billion apps

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Apple has sold 200 million iOS devices, and distributed 14 billion apps
All hail the Apple juggernaut! At the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) today, Apple announced some ridiculously impressive sales figures for their products. To date, they've sold 200 million iOS devices. And what's more, the relatively young iPad accounts for 25 million.

On the download end of things, Apple reported that they've distributed 14 billion App Store downloads, and 130 million downloads from the iBookstore. Those figures do include free apps, but that doesn't make it any less impressive. Developers have been paid $2.5 billion thus far.

iTunes, which obviously had a head start, has sold 15 billion songs. We suppose Apple should be thanking us, but we're grateful for something else: We're grateful that they chose to present these in the number of apps, devices, songs, etc. Because if we heard the cash value that we've paid to Apple over the years, it might make us nauseous.

source: Boy Genius Report

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posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:26 7

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm following this. While there have been neat features I've seen, minutia that's amusing and useful, the major things (notifications, cloud, multitasking, camera access) have already been done by other companies. The notifications especially are a ripoff of Android's functionality.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 22:28 3

6. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


200 Million devices sold and all those users deprived of p0rn.....

What a disaster!

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 07:54 1

13. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes & out of those 200 million many if not most are iPods. Since the iPod went iOS they have been selling like crazy. Everyone including myself has one. My Nephew, Niece, Brother, Mother & Wife have one because I bought them it. So this is in no way implying the iPhone & iPad were behind this HUGE number! In most households there are multiple iPods. iPod is their true bread & butter! Apple wouldn't be a glimmer of what they are now if they didn't have the iPod.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 15:11

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


thank for the hate but in the articl it never mentions that is based on iphone... is as a COMPANY... i see android users wil at least have some apple products in the household but no apple user will have a andorid device.. in the house hold... hmmmm

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:29 2

2. Roly (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Oct 2008)


Impressive.
That is why they are the leader in this industry.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 08:00 2

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3736; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


They are the leader in the MP3 player industry, but not the mobile phone industry! Android is the leader in the mobile phone industry!

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 13:54 5

3. denny (unregistered)


who gives a frogs fat ass

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 16:11 3

4. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


70 apps per device?

I could see 30 per device as an average, but not 70. There's definitely a lot of double to triple counting going on.

posted on 07 Jun 2011, 01:13

7. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


So when google blatantly rips off Apple's pinch to zoom technology, that was okay.

Give it a rest since you aren't fooling anyone but yourself.

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