In every Apple press event, the first thing that is covered is the stats: how many of this or that sold, what percentage this or that downloaded, etc. And while today’s iPad 2 event was no exception, it was much more impressive than the standard. Steve Jobs announced this morning that 100 million iPhones have been shipped since launch in 2007, and 15 million iPads were sold in 11 months.
Jobs also mentioned that Apple is in a position where most of its revenue is now coming from the big 3 i’s: iPod, iPhone and iPad.
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Among the numbers of interest:
- The 15 million iPad number is more than the number of every tablet PC ever sold, combined
- The iPad has captured more than 90% tablet market share
- iPads have been responsible for $9.5 billion in revenue in 2010
- 65,000 iPad-specific apps available, compared to 100 for Honeycomb
- $2 billion paid out to developers
These numbers are absolutely astronomical, especially when looked at in comparison to other products in the same category. It just shows how much Apple has really conquered the tablet market. This may change to a small extent now that Blackberry, HP and Google are coming out with their own tablet campaigns (Honeycomb specifically), but they still have a lot of catching up to do.
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