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Apple WWDC statistics claim developers paid $10Bn from App Store

updated 01:48 pm EDT, Mon June 10, 2013

Over 6M registered developers, 1 million Apple store visitors per day

Apple CEO Tim Cook has started the keynote address at the currently-running 24th Worldwide Developer Conference by relaying some key statistics to the on-location and online audience. This year, there are 100 sessions, 120 labs, and 1,000 Apple engineers in attendance, but he warns those present "they're here to help, but don't ask them about future roadmaps."

Developers from over 60 countries are attending the conference, more than 60-percent of whom are first-time attendees, with all tickets to the conference selling out within 71 seconds of going on sale. There are currently over 6 million developers registered with Apple, an increase of 1.5 million compared to last year.

The company's retail stores are visited by over one million people per day, with Cook calling them "integral parts of the communities that they serve." There are currently 407 stores globally spread across 14 countries, with the keynote taking time to showcase a 100-year-old building in Berlin that was one of the city's first theaters.

The App Store is now five years old, and has recently provided its 50 billionth app download. There are currently 900,000 apps hosted on the store, with 375,000 apps made with iPads in mind, and over 90-percent of the apps are downloaded each month. There are 575 million accounts in the store, the majority of which have credit cards and one-click purchasing, which Cook believes has "more accounts with credit cards than any store on the Internet that we're aware of."

So far, the App Store has paid out $10 billion to developers, which Cook believes is "three times more than all other platforms combined." An on-stage chart showed iOS as offering 74 percent of app download revenue, with Android having 20 percent, and 6-percent to other platforms.

In terms of hardware sales, iMac is said to be the number one US desktop computer, with the MacBook being top of notebooks. In the last year, Mac growth reached 15 percent compared to the three percent earned by the PC industry, which is an increase of 100 percent in Mac growth in five years versus 18 percent for PC. 28 million copies of Mountain Lion have been sold, with 35-percent of users running the latest build. In comparison, Windows 8 is said to be struggling to reach 5 percent.

There are currently over 300 million iCloud accounts, and with Facebook taking five years to reach the same point, it makes iCloud the "fastest growing cloud service ever." Game Center now has over 240 million users. So far, there have been 8 billion iMessages and 7.4 trillion push notifications sent through iCloud.

The number of iOS devices sold globally has now hit the 600 million unit milestone. In comparison to Android, a recent study by Experian is cited as suggesting iPhone users use their devices 50-percent more than Android users on average, and also buy more from their devices than Android as well. Device fragmentation is also compared, with iOS 6 taking up 93-percent of iOS device installs, while the highest shown on an Android chart is 37 percent for Gingerbread. "The most popular OS in the world is iOS," claimed Cook, adding "The second? A version of Android that was released in 2010."

There are currently over 300 million iCloud accounts, and with Facebook taking five years to reach the same point, it makes iCloud the "fastest growing cloud service ever." Game Center now has over 240 million users. So far, there have been 8 billion iMessages and 7.4 trillion push notifications sent through iCloud.

The number of iOS devices sold globally has now hit the 600 million unit milestone. In comparison to Android, a recent study by Experian is cited as suggesting iPhone users use their devices 50-percent more than Android users on average, and also buy more from their devices than Android as well. Device fragmentation is also compared, with iOS 6 taking up 93-percent of iOS device installs, while the highest shown on an Android chart is 37 percent for Gingerbread. "The most popular OS in the world is iOS," claimed Cook, adding "The second? A version of Android that was released in 2010."



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