Steve Jobs Rattles Off Some Interesting Apple Stats

Chris CrumIT Management

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Steve Jobs of course unveiled the new iPhone today, and some new iPhone apps were revealed as well. However, between these unveilings, a lot of interesting statistics were rattled off, so here is a round of up of those (via this liveblogged account of the keynote).

- 8,500 native iPad apps in the app store.

- 5 million books, at an average of 2.5 books per iPad in first 65 days

- 22% - iBook's market share for 5/6 major publishers

- App store supports over over 225,000 apps

- 15,000 apps submitted each week (in 30 languages)

- 95% of apps approved within 7 days

- passed 5 Billion downloads in the app store last week

- 70% of revenue goes to developers - passed 1 billion dollars

- Going to hit 100 millionth iOS device this month (iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads)

- Apple has over 150 million credit cards (across App Stores, iTunes, iBooks)

- 16 billion downloads (also across these stores)

In addition to these numbers, Steve Jobs shared some smartphone market numbers from Nielsen, which had the U.S. market share pegged as: RIM (35%), iPhone (28%), Windows (19%), Android (9%), other (9%). Numbers around this subject have been controversial for a while, and these will no doubt spark further discussion. Jobs noted that according to these, the iPhone's share is 3 times more than Android.

Which OS will marketers have to be more concerned about moving ahead: iOS or Android? We discussed this here.

Chris Crum
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