120,000,000 iOS devices sold, 250,000 apps, 6.5 billion downloads - by the numbers

120,000,000 iOS device sold by September 1, 2010

As usual, Steve Jobs began his Apple music event keynote today by giving a breakdown of iOS devices sold to date -- 120,000,000. It took them from June 2007 to June 2010 to reach 100,000,000 and only 3 months to add another 20,000,000 on top of that. Jobs also said they're activating new devices at a rate of 230,000 a day.

While older, 2007 devices are no longer compatible with iOS 4, iPad apps won't run on iPhone, and camera apps won't run on iPad or older iPod touches, that's still a huge number of broadly compatible devices for developers to target. Case in point...

App Store downloads have hit 6.5 billion, which is an astonishing number. And yes, whoosh, that's increasing at a rate of 200 a second. There are 250,000 apps in the App Store now, 25,000 of which are iPad apps.

iTunes meanwhile hit 11.7 billion songs, 450 million TV shows, 100 million movies, 35 million books, and 116 million accounts.

In terms of Apple Retail Stores, they now have 300 in 10 countries with one in Spain set to increase both counts soon. On some days they get more than 1 million visitors. They teach 80,000 one-to-one classes a week. Over 50% of Mac buyers are new to the platform.

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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120,000,000 iOS devices sold, 250,000 apps, 6.5 billion downloads - by the numbers


Considering there are doubts with Job's numbers on both the gaming devices and Android activations now... this part of the presentation I will not take with a very large grain of salt.

All of a sudden apple is bragging about numbers. They're not the small company they use to be. We know how big they are now , they don't need to tell us any more information about how many iPods they sold ... We know , it's a lot.