March 8, 2012 | Andy Boxall
Apple loves sharing its facts and figures, and yesterday’s new iPad event was no different to past gatherings, as CEO Tim Cook took to the stage at the Yerba Buena Center and told everyone just how well it’s doing.
Here are the pertinent details from the presentation:
- In 2011, Apple sold 172 million iPods, iPhones and iPads, making up a total of 76-percent of its revenue. These three are described as the company’s “post-PC” devices, now that the computer is no longer the focal point of our digital life.
- Since launch, 315 million iOS devices have been sold, with 62 million in the last quarter alone.
- 15.4 million iPads were sold during the last quarter.
- In the App Store, there are now 585,000 applications, with more than 200,000 optimized for the iPad.
- In the last few weeks, Apple saw its 25 billionth applications sold.
- There are 100 million iCloud users.
- The company has 362 Apple Stores around the world.
As usual, it’s difficult not to be impressed by these figures, proving that right now, Apple is the technology company against which all others should be judged.
The keynote can be watched via Apple’s own website, but will probably also be made available through its YouTube channel too. In the meantime, you can watch the first New iPad television advert below.
Have you pre-ordered yours yet?