CEO Tim Cook kicked off this year’s WWDC with impressive statistics regarding shipments, OS adoption figures other numericals from Apple, and peppered them throughout his keynote. Here’s our latest look at Apple by the numbers, courtesy of Cook and the speakers as compared to last years WWDC numbers:
- 2015 witnessed the 26th edition of the World Wide Development Conference. Last year, 2014 marked the 25th edition of WWDC and also the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh.
- WWDC 2015 features 100 sessions, 150 labs, and over 1000 Apple engineers.
- The event witnessed attendees from about 70 countries, out of which 80% had attended for the first time.
- The iOS 8 adoption rate has touched 80%, compared to 89% iOS 7 users on all platforms as revealed by Apple in WWDC 2014. The company did not disclose the satisfaction rate percentage for iOS 8.
- Siri is 40 percent faster now thanks to Apple’s optimizations. Accordingly, Siri will undergo massive system and performance upgradation with an eye on context-awareness.
- The App Store has recorded 100 billion app downloads, a significant increment from 75 billion downloads in 2014. 850 apps are downloaded every second on various generations of iPhone, iPad, etc. There are 195,000 apps in the education section itself.
- In terms of PC Mac OS adoption, Apple claims 55% of all Mac users are running on OS X Yosemite. In 2014, around 51% of the Mac user base had installed Mavericks.
- 2500 banks are now supporting Apple Pay. By next month itself, 1 million locations will accept Apple Pay.
- Maps, another of Apple’s default softwares which is getting an overhaul is reportedly getting 5 billion plus requests per week. It has a 3.5x usage compared to the nearest competitor.
- 1.5 million apps are now available on the App Store, up from 1.2 total apps on the App Store based on 2014’s numbers.
- Apple’s Beats1 radio station will broadcast to 100 countries.
We will be updating the post as and when the numbers are made available. Stay tuned!