Today’s Apple event seemed to have less of a fervor around it than the usual Apple event. Maybe it was just that the iPad was just launched and everyone was still fixated on that. But in the end, Apple has really delivered what looks to be a great iPhone OS update.
Steve Jobs opened up the announcement as they always do with some recent stats. Here’s a quick rundown:
450,000 iPads sold as of today
300,000 iPads sold the first day
600,000 iBooks downloaded
1,000,000+ iPad apps downloaded the first day
3,500,000+ iPad apps downloaded so far
4,000,000,000+ iPhone/iPad Apps downloaded total since App Store launch
185,000 apps in the App Store (182,115 actually)
3,500 iPad apps in the App Store
50,000,000+ iPhones sold to date
35,000,000+ iPod Touches sold to date
Then, he got down to the new features in iPhone OS 4. He announced that there were over 100 new user features and 1500 new APIs for developers. One of those APIs is called Accelerate which brings over 2,000 functions for hardware accelerated math functions.
Of those 100 new user features, they were going to discuss 7 of them today.
Hit the jump for the full details of the iPhone OS 4 announcement.
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