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, along with the latest Mac desktop operating system, .
We may even see some more Mac-based hardware to.
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