Apple stats update: 9 million registered developers, up 50% since last year

Apple stats update: 9 million registered developers, up 50% since last year
Apple has just kicked off its 2014 WWDC with chief executive Tim Cook appearing in front of a cheering crowd of developers.

"We're here all week to celebrate our developers and the amazing apps they're creating," Cook said to kick off the conference.

What followed was a quick update on figures that we share with you. Apple announced that it now has over 9 million registered developers, up nearly 50% since last year. This is a huge developer community, and in fact, the growth for last year is the fastest growth in devs for Apple so far.

"Our youngest person in the audience is 13. We're going to be seeing apps from them for a long time," Apple executives joked on stage. The latest tidbit that the company shared is that two thirds of the visitors at WWDC are here for the first time. Not bad, is it?

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8 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

2. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

How is this possible???

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

If you want $$$, develop apps for iOS.

4. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

And Android. Good developers do both.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It means money talk

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Right now apple have more than 150$ billion in cash.

7. pitchenatent

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 09, 2013

Yeah an 1billion in nickels lol apple is the worst at announcements lol I love kit Kat ios8 I junkies

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The 50% increase in iDevelopers explains the enormous increase in crap apps and clone apps.

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