“We’ve got a little more to show you” tag line in the event invite was quite misleading, as it was easily one of the biggest product launch day in Apple’s history with the launch of the eagerly anticipated iPad mini, the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, the stunningly thin new iMacs, updated Mac Minis and the 4th generation iPad.
As usual, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook kicked off today’s event at the California Theatre in San Jose by revealing numbers and facts related to its entire ecosystem of devices, and needless to say they were impressive.
- Fastest-selling phone in history: iPhone 5 is off to a tremendous start. Apple sold out the first weekend, selling more than 5 million units. It’s the most iPhones ever sold in the opening weekend and the most phones sold in the opening weekend.
- The new iPod touch and iPod nano are off to a fantastic start. Apple has sold 3 million new iPods combined with the rest of the line-up.
- In just over one month, more than 200 million devices are running iOS 6. It’s fastest upgrade rate of any software in history.
- 125 million documents have been stored in iCloud over the last year.
- 300 billion iMessages have been sent to date, at the rate of 28,000 iMessages per second.
- 160 million Game Center accounts have been created.
- 70 million photos have been shared using iOS 6’s Shared Photo Stream feature since it was launched last month.
- 700,000 apps are available in the App Store
- 275,000 iPad apps are available in the App Store.
- Customers have now downloaded 35 billion apps from the App Store.
- Apple has paid out $6.5 billion to developers.
- 1.5 million books are available in the iBookstore.
- 400 million books have been downloaded since the launch of the iBookstore.