WWDC 2014: Apple By The Numbers

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.

See also: Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of The Mac Computer

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

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