This executive summary should save you 90 minutes of watching the apple keynote video.
Corporate Update - Apple Inc now has -
3 online stores now - apps, itunes and new ibooks store
12 billion downloads to date - across all products, tunes, books, apps
3 billion app downloads in 18 months since appstore launched
140,000 apps available on appstore
250 million ipod sales since 2001
75 million iphones and ipod touch sales (same OS on these)
9 billion itunes downloads
Largest music retailer in the world now
284 apple retail stores
125million people with credit card enabled apple web accounts (mainly for online stores)
Annualised revenues now over $50billion which makes it bigger than Nokia, Sony and Samsung.
Apple is now the largest mobile technology company in the world.
Apple iPad Launch - Key Points
6 models - 3 wifi + 3 wifi and 3g
$999 was anticipated industry forecast pricing
$499 for 16Gb iPad is actual retail price
60 days until Wifi version is available, 90 for 3g version
No camera. No voice calling capabilities. Excellent video playback.
Aim is to fit between iphone and macbooks and be substantially better at selected items e.g. ebooks so have launched new reader and ibookstore online to compete with amazon and kindle...
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