iOS User Statistics and Market Analysis Overview

During a recent announcement, Scott Forstall shared some impressive figures regarding iOS 5 and the broader Apple mobile ecosystem.

Here are the highlights:

  • Since the launch of the first iPhone in June 2007, Apple has sold a staggering 365 million iOS devices up to March 2012.

  • A significant 80% of these devices now operate on iOS 5, starkly contrasting with just 7% of Android devices that have adopted Ice Cream Sandwich, Android’s counterpart released simultaneously.

  • The iMessage service boasts 140 million users, with daily transmissions hitting one billion messages, totaling over 150 billion iMessages sent to date.

  • Integration of Twitter within iOS 5 has tripled Twitter activity on Apple devices, with 10 billion tweets sent and 47% of all photos uploaded to Twitter originating from iOS 5.

  • Game Center, Apple’s social gaming network, supports 130 million active accounts, with users posting five billion scores weekly.

    Additionally, 67 of the top 100 games feature Game Center integration.

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