Apple iPad event: By the numbers

Ahead of the iPad announcement, Apple's event keynote included some updates to the company's financial figures, sales and shipments, and other numerical nuggets.

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook and other executives took to the stage at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California to announce its next-generation tablets, plus a few more bits left over from last month's event.

We're expecting to see, besides the latest iPad and iPad mini, Apple Pay released in the coming days , along with the latest Mac desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite .

We may even see some more Mac-based hardware to coincide with Yosemite's launch .

During the keynote, the company's management, lead engineers, vice-presidents and key personnel dished out the latest numbers, from sales and shipments through to financials and other figures. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • 30 days saw the most orders taken of any iPhone ever after the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September

  • 32 countries where the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be in, with China coming later on Thursday on the country's three major networks

  • 500 banks covering Apple Pay in the U.S., including Chase, Bank of America, Citi, and BarclayCard

  • 48 percent of all compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices on iOS 8 in just four weeks

  • 225 million iPads sold to date

  • 675,000 apps customized to date for iPad

  • 2 iterations of iOS 8 since it first launched. iOS 8.0.1 was a failed update that killed cellular service and Touch ID for about 40,000 users, but iOS 8.0.2 fixed those problems and other outstanding issues

  • 4 million Macs sold on average each financial quarter, with 4.4 million sold in the July quarter