WWDC – Apple By the Numbers


This is the first in a series of articles related to Apple’s WWDC 2013.

numbersApple’s CEO Tim Cook and company took the stage at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on Monday, June 10th for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The wildly popular event runs through Friday, June 14th.

Since his audience was iOS and Mac developers, Tim Cook started things off by talking about the world of Apple in terms of numbers relating mostly to app development.

Here are some of the facts he discussed:

  • There are over six million iOS developers, with 1.5 million being added within the last year.
  • This year’s WWDC sold out in 71 seconds, about 20 seconds faster than last year.
  • Apple’s retail stores have over one million visitors per day. There are 407 stores in 14 countries. That’s a lot of crowded Apple stores.
  • Apple has paid developers $10 billion dollars thus far with $5 billion dollars being paid out over the last year.
  • There have been more than 50 billion downloads from the App Store.
  • With a installed base of 72 million, Mac remains #1 in customer satisfaction and quality.
  • Mac OS X Mountain Lion has seen an adoption rate of 35% compared to Windows 8 5% adoption rate.
  • Over 600 million iOS devices have been sold.
  • iPhone users use their device 50% more than Android users.
  • iOS mobile web share percentage is 2.5 times that of its closest competitor.
  • iOS tablet web share percentage is 4.5 times that of its closest competitor.
  • Over 90% of iOS users are using iOS 6, the latest version of iOS, compared to 33% of Android users using its latest version, Jelly Bean.
About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at Junovo.com.