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35 Billion iOS Apps Downloaded, 100 Million iPad Units Sold

By - Source: CNET | B 9 comments

Apple has paid over $6.5 billion to app developers.

During the media event it used to unveil the iPad Mini and the iPad 4, Apple revealed several intriguing facts regarding apps, iOS and its other products.

Sales of the new fifth-generation iPod Touch now stand at more than three million. Apple CEO Tim Cook also confirmed that over 200 million devices are now running iOS 6. He stressed that it's the fastest software adoption rate in history that he currently knows of.

Elsewhere, the number of iMessages sent is 300 billion. iDevice owners are sending an accumulative of 28,000 messages per second.

As for apps, 35 billion of them have been downloaded since the App Store's inception. Game Center accounts, meanwhile, stand at 16 million, while there's 275,000 apps compatible with the iPad. Other facts tossed to reporters at today's event include:

  • $6.5 billion paid to developers.
  • 400 million books downloaded from iBooks.
  • 100 million iPad units sold in two and a half years.
  • 2,500 U.S. classrooms with iBooks textbooks via iPad.
  • 94% of Fortune 500 companies are testing or deploying iPad.

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    applerocks , October 24, 2012 4:11 PM
    Yes, its just iSheep, keep repeating that if it makes you feel good.
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    LightningStryk17 , October 24, 2012 4:12 PM
    in b4 Apple hate... oh never mind
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    tburns1 , October 24, 2012 4:15 PM
    This isn't really tech news about gadgetry, or updates, or cool ideas, is it? No, this is about money and saturation of the cult known as Apple. Yes, we know Apple does great. Kudos to their marketing. From what I gather, most posters here are PC and Android aficionados, and could care less about this info. This is apple fanboism, pure and simple.
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    Usersname , October 24, 2012 4:15 PM
    applerocksYes, its just iSheep, keep repeating that if it makes you feel good.

    And Androids have day and nightmares about electric iSheep...
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    house70 , October 24, 2012 5:15 PM
    ..meanwhile, Android owns 68% of the smartphone market.
    But, who's counting?
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    headscratcher , October 24, 2012 5:46 PM
    I am holding out until we can get the Apple MaxiPad. Minipad just won't cut it.
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    bllue , October 24, 2012 6:12 PM
    Windows 8 + RT is where the money is now. There's so few apps (I believe the number is about 3,000) and probably more than a million Surfaces will be sold by the end of the year, plus W8 PCs. It's money just begging to be raked in by developers.
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    robochump , October 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    applerocksYes, its just iSheep, keep repeating that if it makes you feel good.


    Your handle contradicts your statements. Anyways thanks for sharing iHater, I prefer buying my electronic goods from US companies.
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    BulkZerker , October 25, 2012 3:29 AM
    robochumpYour handle contradicts your statements. Anyways thanks for sharing iHater, I prefer buying my electronic goods from US companies.


    So you don't buy anything then... how are you posting on this site?