iOS facts and figures touted at WWDC 2012 keynote

iOS facts and figures touted at WWDC 2012 keynote
As it usually does prior to pretty much every of its major announcements, Apple used the stage at WWDC 2012 to brag about the accomplishments and milestones reached by its software and hardware. And since iOS was under the spotlight today, here is what the company had to share with the audience.

From the platform's announcement back in 2007 until March 30 of this year, Apple has sold at least 365 million iOS devices. And out of those owners, 75% confirm that they are "very satisfied" with the product. That is impressive, considering that only about half of owners of competing devices would rate the experience as very satisfying, as Apple clarified.

That high level of user satisfaction is mainly due to the platform's neat features, with iMessage being one that Apple's Scott Forstall bragged with. He said that the amount of iMessages exchanged on a daily basis reaches a billion, with over 150 billion of them sent since the feature's release. There are at least 140 million iMessage users right now, Forstall added.

Game Center also deserved to be mentioned during the WWDC 2012 keynote. The service is currently used by some 130 million people, with some 5 billion scores being submitted on a daily basis. 67 out of the 100 top games come with Game Center integration.

Another field where iOS fares really well is timely software updates, as it becomes evident. About 80% of iOS devices currently run iOS 5, which is the most up-to-date major version available right now. In comparison, Android 4.0 adoption figures stand at about 7%. Not bad, Apple, not bad.

Impressed by all these iOS facts and figures? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

source: The Verge



1. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

iOS facts : Innovation ICS facts : Copy wholesale & let fandroids defend them.

2. SleepingOz unregistered

Innovation? Like video calls over 3G? Really?

6. chadrick0814 unregistered

Noooo...he's referring to the innovation that let's you reply to a phone call with a message....oops , that's was copied too. Never mind.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

or the innovation like being able to +1 apps you like in the app store so your friends can see. oh no.. wait.. Android already had that one too.. lol

3. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I am a current iOS user and a former Android user and while I may say that Apple tends to take a lot longer into doing things that Android already has done in the past. Apple makes sure to implement them better to compliment its generation of devices. One thing I do admire is that they do push updates to all devices at the same so no one gets left behind, which I think is huge. A lot of Android consumers may argue this and say I can just download the ROM, I can just root it. Not everyone knows and have the time to apply to look things up like this, consumers are looking for a quick update and that is it. No headaches, just get it done and move on. How many people who buy Android other than the Internet community and XDA developers. iOS and Android have a lot of pros and cons, it's to what benefits you not everyone else. You are you and everyone else is different. Choices is all we have.

5. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You covered things pretty well, but what people tend to forget is, Apple has only what 4 different models to update to their current OS, which doesn't run any separate manufacture UI, so of course its going to be much easier to update their OS. Where as Android has nearly over 100 different models in the U.S. alone, which all tend to run on different manufacture UIs, such as TouchWiz, Sense and MotoBlur so of course it's going to take more time to get Android phones up to date seeing how each of these phones have diff specs, which each function differently with the UI and OS together. However Android has had all of these so called new iOS features for quite sometime and they work just fine for me. So I think part of the problem is that Android doesn't market them properly, and some people just don't bother trying to learn how to use there device properly to take full advantage of all Android has to offer.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I hear ya on what you are saying. For me, because I like to tweak the phone, I chose Android, when I saw Win6.5 dying. The whole ICS found in 7% of Android is way overblown, as GB 2.3.x is an excellent OS. I switched to ICS on my own, because I knew what I was doing, otherwise, I admit, I would be still waiting. The whole updating issue is no different than it was with the old Windows phone, so, it is an advantage for iphone users as APPLE's OS is closed off and tightly controlled by APPLE. For me personally, I love the fact that there are tons of choices when it comes to picking an Android phone. How many people buy an Android phone? According to the most recent stats, more than 50% of such people do....

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Frankly I am sick with this iOS Vs Android Vs WP7 Vs Some OS wars here in the comments section. All companies steal good features from their fellow competition but why do you care? It's all for the good of the consumer! So please stop b*tching about it and stop acting like children with the typical "Android/iOS/WP sucks!" I love all of these operating systems but if you disagree it's fine, you don't have to start a war and spam everyone because of that!

8. chadrick0814 unregistered

Its not good for the consumer when 1 of the companies sues everyone else for the 'stealing' that you mentioned. Those legal costs get passed right on to the consumer. Additionally, its bad for consumers when said company seeks to ban products and eliminate the 'competition' that you mentioned. That's why people should care. This is especially sad when the company that has sued HTC, Motorola, Samsung......well pretty much every large manufacturer, now has copied numerous features from them. The makes the company and its supporters who provide them the revenue to do this hypocrites. If android copied a fraction of the feature iOS 6 has just copied there would be so many iOS users screaming about android copying and and apple lawyers wouldn't be able to pursue bans fast enough.

9. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

You're right, I probably never thought of that from a different point of view especially the legal costs and banning of products but I think what I mostly was trying to say that everyone is entitled to their opinion about some phone or OS and don't have to spam everyone about it's superiority. Damn, I feel ignorant and stupid after what you said.

11. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Dude don't go back on your word... I'm getting tired of people on here bullying someone because of their opinions... It's ok to agree with his point of view but you have a good ass point too!!! And for that... +1 sir

10. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

+1 to you sir!

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

no iphone 5, I thought they are going to reveal it. Only laptops and desktops.

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

So what if the 3GS will get iOS6, it gets none of the features touted at the conference. Hell, neither does the iphone4 save for maybe lame Facebook integration, whoopie. Google can push that out via the play market, no stupid "major upgrade" necessary.

13. gp284

Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

it would be really funny if someone yelled war eagle when tim cook went on stage

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the iOS5 stats are a lie. if its not the full update, then its not the new OS. its a bug patch with a higher version number. The ONLY apple phone to have full iOS5 is the i4s. Apple just likes to stretch the meaning of "having the latest OS" so it doesnt look as fragmented as android, when in truth its as much or more fragmented. And speaking of half truths.. How comes Apple never tells us the "daily activations" or current sales of the current products? Whats ammater? dont like the break down and comparison to android's numbers? 365 million sounds like a super duper amount, except when you realize thats since its inception in 2007, which is over 5 years ago. With Android activating 900k new phones a day, thats a total of a hair over 1 year's android sales to achieve the same amount. Woopsie.

17. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

That's what many iFans fail to realize. All iOS users are getting are just upgrades in name and a few extra features, not the full OS update. Also, the reason the fragmentation doesn't seem bad on iOS is because every iOS version is basically the same structure as the last, it's just updates and add-ons, no re-structuring of the base OS like Froyo to Gingerbread to ICS. If Apple had followed Android's style of naming convention, iOS 6 would just be iOS 3.3.

18. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Well, i never saw it that way. Ur so right remixfa! i could be wrong, but this is why i agree with you. Siri is not a harware, its part of the software, so if i was getting updates to the latest OS, my iPhone 4 should have Siri as well, just as adnroid devices gets all features, what I am getting its just added features not the whole software updates. But then again i think this will be very dificult 4 iFans to understand. Which means when iOS 6 comes out, I wont have all those "200"features they are talking about (and why is it always 200 by d way?) so it will be more like 5.x.x not 6.0

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