The Numbers and Facts From Apple’s September 12 Event

As usual with every Apple product announcement, keynotes start with "state of the business" introduction that, through various numbers and facts, reveals how the company is doing in several areas such as retail, the App Store, and hardware sales. At today's media event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some interesting details on a variety of subjects.

  • The new Apple retail store in Barcelona is made of limestone from a local quarry.
  • Apple is opening a new retail store in the 13th country (Sweden) this Friday.
  • There are 380 Apple retail stores worldwide.
  • Customers' response to Mountain Lion has been "fantastic". Seven million copies have been downloaded to date.
  • 17 million iPads have been sold in the last quarter (April-June).
  • More iPads were sold than any other PC maker sold of their entire line-up.
  • 84 million iPads have been sold to date.
  • iPad's share of the tablet market went up from 62% last year to 68% in spite of the competition.
  • iPad accounts for 91% of web traffic from tablets.
  • 94% of Fortune 500 are testing or deploying iPads.
  • The App Store has now over 700,000 apps. 250,000 are made exclusively for the iPad.
  • 90% of all apps are downloaded every month.
  • More than 100 apps are downloaded per customer on average.
  • 400 million iOS devices have been sold through June 2012.

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