Apple's new iPad announcement: The numbers to know

Apple's new iPad announcement: The numbers to know

Summary: Along with the specs of the new iPad and upgraded Apple TV, we got an update on some of Apple's more impressive vital stats.

TOPICS: Browser, Apple, iPad, Mobility

After months of speculation, Apple finally unveiled the third-generation of the iPad. But it wasn't all about software and hardware upgrades on Wednesday.

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CEO Tim Cook, senior vice president Phil Schiller, and other executives from both Apple and its partners took the stage at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco earlier today. Along with the specs of the new iPad and upgraded Apple TV, we got an update on some of Apple's more impressive vital stats.

Here's a snapshot, by the numbers:

  • 25 billion: The number of iOS apps downloaded worldwide. The 25 billionth was said to have been downloaded in China.
  • 315 million: The number of iOS devices (iPhone, iPadiPod touch) sold in 2011
  • 172 million: The number of "post-PC" devices that Apple sold in 2011, which turned out to be 76 percent of Apple's revenue.
  • 110 million: The number of visitors to Apple Stores globally during the fourth quarter of 2011
  • 100 million: The number of iCloud users since the cloud-based service launched to Apple customers last fall
  • 62 million: The number of iOS devices sold in during the fourth quarter
  • 15.4 million: The number of iPads sold during Q4 2011 alone
  • 585,000: The approximate number of apps in the App Store. More than 200,000 of these are custom apps for the iPad.
  • 1080p: A spec count that played a big role for both the new iPad and Apple TV announcements. For example, the latest version of Apple TV has a new 1080p user interface. The new iPad has a 1080p display with 1080p HD video recording.
  • $499: Apple's consistent starting price for the new iPad series
  • $399: The reduced starting price for the iPad 2
  • 362: Apple's brick-and-mortar retail store count worldwide
  • 5.1: The latest version of iOS, part of which is rolling out in select areas today


Topics: Browser, Apple, iPad, Mobility

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  • Wow

    I'm not a big Apple fan, but I have to say that all those numbers are impressive and I hope it adds fuel to the Microsoft fire. I applaud Apple for putting the pressure on everyone else.
  • Let's add this one...

    1.7x the battery capacity for the same run time.
    The new CPU, GPU and higher resolution are very power hungry.

    Overall, an impressive device.
  • Apple is successful

    Silly me. I thought this was going to be an article about the Ipad.
    • re: apple is successful

      I got suckered into reading it too!
  • More useful stats just in

    If an app weighed the same as the iPad 2, then people would have downloaded 2.8 times the weight of the Great Pyramid at Giza.
  • no thanks

    the numbers of $399 for the ipad 2 is still too expensive
    • $399 for iPad 2 - too expensive??? why do you say that.

      what 9.7 inch tablets compare to the iPad 2 at $399 or less?
      • Samsung, Toshiba, or Asus

        Samsung, Asus, and Toshiba tablets are all way better then the ipad in almost everyway. All of these can be bought new without contracts for under $399 if you look online
      • WHich tablet

        @fletch, which tablets by S,T, & A are you talking about. Please name them and their specs/pricing so we can compare? 4G with 9 hours of battery? Display sizes/resolutions? What makes them better? Oh and there is no contract required for the iPad at these prices, you can choose to activate 4G on a monthly basis, or not at all, if you desire. So what's better about your tablets that you most likely don't own?
      • iPad 2, not iPad 3


        iPad 2 has [b]3G[/b], not 4G.

        As a comparison, though, consider Toshiba's Thrive:
        -- 10.1" 1280x800 display (> iPad 2's 9.7" 1024x768)
        -- 16GB on-tablet storage (identical to the cheapest iPad 2)
        -- nVidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor (comparable to iPad 2's A5 dual-core 1GHz processor)
        -- Full-size and mini USB ports (iPad 2 has neither)
        -- SD card slot (again, not on iPad 2)
        -- Full-size HDMI port (also not on iPad 2)
        -- 2MP front camera, 5MP back camera capable of 720p video capture (Apple's website only says the iPad 2's cameras are "VGA-quality" for the front and "HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second; still camera with 5x digital zoom", but don't list the MPs)
        -- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (equal to iPad 2)
        -- BlueTooth 3.0 (iPad 2 has Bluetooth 2.1)
        -- price $399 (identical to the cheapest Wi-Fi-only iPad 2)
        -- Can get the 4G model for $480 (cheapest [b]3G[/b] iPad 2 is now $529)

        In short... Toshiba has an Android tablet with similar to superior hardware, additional peripheral ports that don't require a docking station to use... for the same price. And if you want 3G or 4G connectivity, Toshiba's gets it for you cheaper than the iPad 2.
      • Look it's Mr credibility

        @Fletchguy Everyone knows when it comes to anything Apple related only base your comments on opinion or flat out lies, never facts. You might like any of those better but that doesn't make them better. Of course if the Apple logo was on all of those and a Samsung, Toshiba or Asus logo was on the iPad we all know you would be saying it was the best, that's how transparent you are.
    • Tooooo expensive???

      then you have a business opportunity now...
      make one that cheaper and better spec and beat the apply
  • Number of non-wanking apps

    downloaded in the Post-PC era: 0

    We're stupid. Make us go fast Geordi... Make us go fast.
  • A great press conference...

    All I had to hear was the Retina display, Quad 4 processor, constant battery life and HD capacity, and I was pinging the Apple site until I could order one.

    Thanks for listing the stats Tim Cook rolled out. Went so fast I could barely catch them.

    Today's announcement was a win for Samsung and Kindle fans as well. They can soon start pinging and pick up their favorite machines at closeout prices.
    • Same

      This is my first iPad. I held out from getting the 1 and 2 like everyone else I know. I was on my iphone 4 and PC trying one or another to get my order in. It's get so far and fail so many times. I finally made it. Looks like a March 16th Date for me!!! GOt a e-mail form Apple that they got my order.

      To top it off, got my iphone 4 Updated to 5.1. I didn't have to wait for MONTHS in the hope my OS would get updated!!! Was updated withen a hour of it being released. No itunes in site.
  • Apple and i

    Apple never did that well selling Macs. All the iThings are what has made the company. I was a skeptic until I got an iphone last year. It is fabulous.
    • yeah...

      its got like icons and stuff. Amazing....
      • Ya, and

        You mean like any PC these days??? Why do you want to go back to the old days before a GUI??

        Hey when you want to launch Netflix on your Android tablet, how do you do that? A Magical Widget? Do you send Brainwaves to your Tablet and that starts it up? It can't be a Icon, bcause that's a iOS thing. Comparing the Android App screen to the iOS screen just isn't fair. Need to show the Widget screen instead, right??? My iphone, if I want to see widgets, it takes but only 1/2 a second to pop it up no matter what screen I'm on. I like Apples way of doing Widgets far better.

        Hey have you started up Netflix yet without using a ICON??? Can you blow on your Widget to start it up? I'm just saying,...
    • Info

      Apple is selling iMac's and Mac Airs like Crazy!!! Apple percentage in the marketplace has gone up to 10%. That's 10% of the PC market for just 1 company. How many company's currently make Windows PC's??? Don't forget Linux has 2% of the market also. So everyone else has 88% to split between them!!! That's not counting any of the iOS devices. That's MAC OSX.
      • Really?

        Lol basically at 10% that means they are the cellar dweller with no real impact on the market lol.. Billions put out with little return making the mac air a basic non factor in reality so i wouldnt get too excited about that. macs do not sell. Apple lives on the iphone and ipad as far as laptops and home pcs they are non factor lol