Since being introduced back in 2011, iMessage has gone on to become a monster hit for Apple as a communication tool.
How popular is it? According to Eddy Cue, iOS users cumulatively send up to 200,000 per second: a number which adds up to a whopping 63 quadrillion messages per year.
“The scale for this is truly amazing because of the usage, I mean [people] rely on these [services] for their lives,” Eddy Cue told Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber in an interview. “We peak out at 200,000 messages a second that are sent on messages, for example.”
Despite its popularity, iMessage has recently been at the center of controversy due to Apple’s end-to-end encryption for the service. Last week, Apple argued that law enforcement should make a decision about the legality of mobile encryption for, “efficiency and judicial economy.”
Other mind-bendingly large figures thrown out by Cue in his interview with John Gruber include the fact that 11 million people now subscribe to Apple Music, showing a a ten percent improvement over the last time we heard subscription numbers for the service, while 782 million people are currently on iCloud.
Source: The Talk Show
Via: Economic Times.