In just 14 months, Apple has sold over 25 million iPads. So now the total number of devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) running iOS had reached 200 million since the original iPhone launched in 2007. Apple’s iOS has got the first place among mobile software with 44% of the total market (Android took 28% of the market and RIM - 19%).
Our customers couldn’t wait to get their hands on the iPad 2. In the first 14 months, we’ve sold 25 million iPads
Over 15 billion songs were sold through the iTunes store. The iBookstore has over 130, 000 downloads. Apple now has 225 million accounts aggregated from the iTunes, iBooks and App Stores. Over 14 billion downloads were made from the App Store, so developers received over $ 2,5 billion dollars since 2008 when the App Store was launched.
On the keynote Apple CEO Steve Jobs along with senior vice president of iOS Software Scott Forstall and senior vice president for Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller unveiled new version of its mobile operational system, new cloud service iCloud and took a closer look at Mac OS X 10.7.
Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 will take place until June 10. More than a hundred of technical sessions should help developers in creating applications for Lion and iOS 5.
Apple yesterday, at WWDC, announced iOS 5 for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The new major changes include a completely revamped notifications system, over-the-air software updates and activation for new devices, and iTunes library syncing over Wi-Fi.
- The new Notification Center will aggregate all notifications that will appear at the top of the screen and will be less obtrusive overall.
- iOS 5 will be "PC free" , so a new device and iOS updates can be activated over the air.
- Tunes library can be also synchronized wirelessly via Wi-Fi.
- AirPlay Mirroring will also be possible to wirelessly mirror an iPad's display to a television connected to an AppleTV.
- Twitter will be integrated into iOS and Contacts can be updated automatically.
Mac OS X is almost 10 years, but it still continues to evolve and as Phillip Schiller claims "not because of hardware, but because of software." During yesterdays keynote Apple unveiled only ten of 250 new features in Mac OS X Lion.Some of the new features include Windows Migration Assistant, a new version of FileVault, built-in FaceTime and more.
Lion will be available only through App Store as a 4 GB download for $29.99. So you pay ones and may install the new software on all your machines. Little bit strange but App did announce an exact date of MacOS X Lion release.
"New" features that were announced during keynote, include:
Check out the insanely long line up for WWDC. It is already almost 4 blocks long.
Here is a quick video where Saurik explains why jailbreakers are at the front of the line:
Today Apple will present several new products during WWDC 2011 Keynote. Apple has officially published a press release describing what to expect. In short Steve Jobs will speak about iOS 5, new version of Mac OS X and new service iCloud.
Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
It will start in about 2 hours.
07:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
02:00AM - Tokyo (June 7th)
“While most vendors appear fixated on matching the specs and features of iPad2, our checks suggest Apple will release iPad3 in time for the holiday season, sporting a better display and LTE capabilities.”
The Wall St. Journal also reported iPhone won’t get LTE support this year.
AppAdvice reports that the App Store reaches 400,000 iOS applications. According to data provided by the App Store tracking system App Shopper, there were 401,446 iOS applications at the moment of creating this article. Noteworthy to say that for three years (The App Store officially launched on July 10, 2008, a day before the release of the iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 2.0.1.) 507,293 applications were approved by Apple. We believe that the milestone of 400,000 applications may be a part of Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at WWDC. AppShopper also reports that 97,946 iPad applications are currently available in the App Store.
Don’t think of iCloud as the new MobileMe; think of iCloud as the new iTunes.
Instead of simply revamped MobileMe with a new name, new UI, new functionalities and call it iCloud, Gruber pictures a scenario where iCloud becomes the new standard to sync all kinds of media and information to an iOS device:
Check out this video of German guys defacing the upcoming Hamburg Apple Store with a giant Windows logo.
This is funny that they have installed the logo incorrectly. The green is supposed to be at the top right and the blue is at the bottom left.
Well, this is just awesome. This guy is great, he is a real magician.
Jan-Michael Cart has posted an interesting iOS 5 concept video demonstrating an idea for dynamic icons. Each icon dynamically transforms to indicate notifications, time, some other info. We doubt this will appear in iOS 5, but the idea is quite interesting. Take a look: