Apple announced today at its Worldwide Developers Conference that it has sold more than 365 million iOS devices and that of the 140 million iMessengers, approximately 150 billion texts have been sent from the devices. The numbers were announced with the presentation of the new MacBook Pro, which is thinner than its predecessors and also includes the Retina display.
The company used its platform to compare its sales to Android’s, which may have spawned a rare tweet from former Android CEO, Andy Rubin, claiming that there are 900,000 Android devices activated daily. Rubin has only tweeted 11 times.
The Mac, iPad and iPhone will soon receive the iOS 6 upgrade the company has called the OS X Mountain Lion, which will cost $19.99 in the Apple App Store and will have more than 200 new features. The upgrade will be available next month.
As much as Apple is tooting its own horn, which is bellowed by the media – many consumers are none too impressed. Twitter and online forums are allowing users to voice their displeasure with the company.
What They’re Saying:
“.. wow again managed to sell everybody “S***” as revolutionary… lol no wonder it costs 20$ they didn’t do ANYTHING… those are tweaks not a whole new system… I mean come on, mail VIP feature is in bold on that screen like they’ve just reinvented the wheel…. One word… gmail… hotmail… ymail…” – Rok Nemet said on TechCrunch.com’s forum.
“Never thought I would say this, but Apple has stopped innovating. They take out patents for materials like carbon fiber and liquid metal and NEVER use them.” – Zerorandy commented on CNet.com’s forum.
“Apple quietly discontinues 17-inch Macbook Pro. People with giant hands and faces weep giant tears of sadness as they devour peasants.” – @Kelkulus tweeted.
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