It’s a year of milestones for Apple. This January marked the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer. Monday marked the first day of Apple’s 25th Worldwide Developers Conference.
CEO Tim Cook kicked off the conference with a couple more impressive statistics from Apple, and peppered them throughout his keynote. Here’s our latest look at Apple by the numbers, courtesy of Cook:
- There are now 9 million registered developers on the Apple platform.
- What’s more, there are 50% more registered developers in 2014 then there were in 2013.
- The youngest Apple developer attending WWDC is 13 years old.
- Apple sold 80 million Macbooks last year. That means, Cook observed, that while the computer industry as a whole declined by 5%, Macs grew by 12%.
- Since OS Mavericks launched in October 2013, user adoption has risen to 51%. Cook used this moment to add a subtle dig in Microsoft’s direction; Windows 8, launched in October 2012, only has 14% adoption now. Of course, it’s worth pointing out that while Mavericks is free, Windows 8 is far from cheap.
- Apple has sold more than 800 million iDevices in its lifetime. That includes 100 million iPod Touches, 200 million iPads, and more than 500 million iPhones.
- The company is still accumulating new users. 130 million customers who bought an Apple device in the last twelve months were buying their first ever Apple product.
- iOS 7 had an 89% adoption rate for iPhone users, compared to 9% for Android’s KitKat. iOS7 also had a 97% satisfaction rate, according to Cook.
- 98% of Fortune 500 companies use iOS, senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said on stage at WWDC.
- There are 1.2 million apps available on the App Store, 300 million App Store visitors every week, and 75 billion apps downloaded, Cook said.
- Just 49% of people used a passcode before Touch ID. Now, on the iPhone 5s, 83% of people use Touch ID or a passcode.
- The lastest version of Xcode, Apple’s suite of software development tools, was downloaded 14 million times.
Screenshot via WWDC