Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at WWDC12 and kicked things off with some numbers. The App Store currently boasts 400 million accounts, making it the largest and “most vibrant app ecosystem on the planet.” There are over 650,000 apps in the App Store, and 225,000 are made for the iPad.
Apple has seen a staggering 30 billion App Store downloads since the store’s launch in 2008, and third-party developers have been paid a “mind-boggling” $5 billion.
The App Store is available in 120 countries around the world, and Apple is adding 32 more countries today.
“Nothing makes us happier than to see hundreds of thousands of developers around the world using our hardware and software to share their ideas,” said Tim Cook. “It’s becoming an economy in and of itself.”
Apple followed the App Store numbers with a touching video showing how apps are used to better the lives of people around the world.