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So, finally the big cat is out in Apple’s WWDC on Monday – tagged iOS 5. Though the whole event and keynotes (which lasted for about 2 hours) was focused on new features and improved performance of iOS 5, there were many “interesting figures” thrown by Apple’s executives who reveal company’s current market share and future potential.

Though, Apple is already riding high with the biggest brand status and beating Microsoft and Intel in market valuation, these figures are synopsis of Apple’s regime in technology space.

  1. 5200 developers are attending WWDC this year.
  2. The Mac App Store is now the #1 retail channel for PC software over Best Buy and Wal-mart.
  3. Mac sales rose 28 percent year over year during Apple’s last quarter, while PC sales declined 1 percent.
  4. There are now 54 million active Mac users around the world.
  5. Mac sales have outpaced the broader PC market for 5 years, 22 straight quarters.
  6. Apple has sold 200 million iOS devices to date…
  7. …which accounts for more than 44 percent of the mobile market.
  8. 25 million iPads were sold in the device’s 14 months of availability.
  9. 15 billion songs have been sold from the iTunes store…
  10. …making Apple the #1 music retailer in the world.
  11. 130 million books have been downloaded from iBooks.
  12. There are 425,000 apps in the app store.
  13. 90,000 of them are designed specifically for the iPad.
  14. 14 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store in less than 3years.
  15. Apple has paid some $2.5 billion to developers building apps for the app store.
  16. There are 225 million iTunes Store accounts, all of them with associated credit cards and 1-click purchasing.
  17. There are 50 million Game Center users. XBox Live, which has been around for a lot longer, only has about 30 million.
  18. To date, about 100 billion push notifications have been sent to iOS devices.
  19. The iPhone 4′s camera is the second most used camera on Flickr.
  20. OS X Lion boasts 250+ new features and 3,000 APIs.
  21. IOS 5 has 200+ new features and 1,500 APIs.

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