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Apple Produces 425,000+ Apps, 14 Million iPad Units

Written on July 08, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Apple takes pride in releasing 200 million iOS devices, and 425,000 apps -- 100,000 of which are designed for iPads.

The year 2011 has been one of the most remarkable years for the company, as they’ve been able to showcase a total of 425,000 applications and an increasing number of 100,000 , elevating from the 90,000 number reported last month. There was also a record of billion applications that were downloaded from the App store every month, and almost 14 million units of iPads being produced for the quarter.

As stated by chief operations officer, , Apple became “the mother of all backlogs” when they released the this spring. The company’s suppliers have been affected by the earthquake that hit and damaged Japan. As the winter quarter opens, the sales of iPad grew to 7.33 million, but it decreased to 4.69 during the first calendar quarter of 2011.

Meanwhile, Apple had pointed out that in order to make their iPads more engaging to the public, they have added some unique applications in it. The company even paid $2.5 billion to their developers, which includes Dr. Ge Wang, a Smule co-founder and assistant professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics; Mark Rein, vice president and co-founder of Epic Games; and Nicholas Callaway, CEO of Callaway Digital Arts.

Dr. Wang said, “We sparked musical magic when iPhone users experienced Ocarina three years ago. And now with iPad, we’ve created the Magic Piano and Magic Fiddle apps. Who could’ve dreamt an iPad would make its way into the San Francisco Symphony?”

Mark Rein also gave his comments, and stated: “iPad provides us with an unparalleled mobile device for creating gorgeous, immersive games,” said. “Infinity Blade has been a runaway hit with customers around the world and we couldn’t be more excited about our success on iOS devices.”

Nicholas Callaway, on the other hand, uttered: “We’re bringing Martha Stewart, Angelina Ballerina, Sesame Street and many more of the world’s most popular books and magazines to iPad. We knew the iPad was going to be a revolutionary storytelling device, but never could have anticipated it would become so popular, so quickly.”

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