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There are now 650,000 apps in the App Store, 225,000 specifically for iPad

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225,000 iPad apps

In addition to the announcement that there have been over 30 billion App Store downloads, Apple has also announced a couple of other stats during its WWDC 2012 keynote. First, there are over 650,000 apps available for download, with 225,000 of them specifically written for the iPad. Apple made sure to mention that this is compared to just a few hundred that are available for Android and other competing tablets.  Also, there are now over 400 million iTunes accounts with credit cards and one-click buying affiliated with them. Lastly, App Store sales have resulted in over $5 billion being paid out to developers. This is definitely a force to be reckoned with.


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30 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Software

App Store 30 billion downloadsDuring the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a major milestone for the App Store--there has now been over 30 billion apps downloaded by iOS users to date. The App Store launched just four years ago, just says prior to the launch of the iPhone 3G in 2008.


Watch the full Apple CEO Tim Cook D10 interview now

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Tim Cook D10 interview video

Tim Cook is set to take the stage for the WWDC 2012 keynote to reveal iOS 6, Mountain Lion, new Macs, and possibly more. Apple will surely make the video available later today for all, but if you want some hints as to what he'll be talking about this morning, check out his interview from the D10 conference. Tim talked with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher for over an hour about Apple products and strategies, and leaves some interesting hints by what he says--and what he doesn't say. Full video after the break.

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New Mac Pro specs leak ahead of WWDC keynote

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors

Mac Pro update

9to5Mac continues with the new Mac leaks this morning, this time with "reliable sources" revealing the specs on the long-awaited Mac Pro refresh. Here's what they're expecting to see later today:

Normal configuration: 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon 5770 graphics chip.

Normal configuration: 2.4GHz 12-core processor, 12GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and the ATI Radeon 5770 graphics chip.

Server configuration: 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, Two 1TB hard drives

This will be the first update to the Mac Pro line in almost two years, coming in two standard configurations, as well as a server config as well. No news yet on if the chassis will be redesigned or not.

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Specs for updated MacBook Pro revealed

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors

MacBook Pro wwdc 2012

Our pals over at 9to5Mac are reporting that the specs of the new MacBook Pro that will be announced at this morning's WWDC 2012 keynote are told to them by "reliable sources" as follows:

13.3 inch: 2.5GHz dual core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive
13.3 inch: 2.9GHz dual core processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive
15.4 inch: 2.3GHz quad core processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive
15.4 inch: 2.6GHz quad core processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive (BTO upgrades to 2.7GHz quad core and 1TB HD will be available)

None of these are the Retina display model, so we are guessing that Apple will have three tiers of MacBook beginning today: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and the Retina display MacBook Pro.

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Apple 2012 Back to School promo to feature $100 iTunes credit for Macs, $50 for iPad

Apple appears ready to kick off its annual Back to School promo, continuing where it left off last year by offering a $100 iTunes Store gift card with the purchase of a new Mac computer. Additionally, and for the first time, student who purchase an iPad during the promotion will also receive a gift card--this one for $50. The credit is good towards anything you can buy or rent on iTunes, the App Store, the iBookstore, and the Mac App Store. We expect a bunch of new Mac hardware to be announced later this morning during the WWDC 2012 keynote.

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The Apple Store goes down ahead of expected new Mac announcements

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Apple Store is down

WWDC 2012 kicks off in a little over an hour, highlighted by an Apple keynote that's sure to bring forth details of iOS 6, Mountain Lion, and new Mac hardware. When we are expecting new Macs, we can also expect the Apple Store to go down prior to the announcement. As you can see by the image above, step one is complete, and the Apple Store will be inaccessible until after the keynote.


iOS 6 confirmed for WWDC 2012

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iOS 6 wwdc

We've speculated for weeks now that Apple will unveil iOS 6 on Monday at WWDC 2012 because it just seems natural based on the past. Now, it's confirmed. Above is an image of a banner being erected at Moscone Center, the site of WWDC, that simply states that iOS 6 is "The world's most advanced mobile operating system." Looks like we know what at least one of the major topics on Monday morning will be...now, about those Retina display Macs...

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Apple approving Retina display apps for Mac App Store

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FolderWatch Retina display

Interestingly enough, Apple is starting to approve Mac apps that include Retina graphics. We are just a few days away from WWDC, where we expect to see the MacBook Pro pick up a Retina display, a first for a Mac computer. This morning, FolderWatch version 2.0.4 was approved and released on the Mac App Store, listing Retina graphics as its headline feature. You can download it right now for $11.99.


Leaked Apple part numbers reveal new Mac hardware for WWDC

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors

WWDC New Macs

WWDC kicks off in five days, and it looks like we at least know that we can expect a slew of new Apple Mac hardware and accessories. We're talking new MacBook Pro, iMac, MacBook Air, and even a very long-awaited update to the Mac Pro line. In addition, a new Airport Express seems to be in the cards, along with a new USB SuperDrive and USB Ethernet adapter that we are guessing will support USB 3.0. You can see the leaked part list above--here's hoping that those MacBook Pros are sporting Retina displays!

Read More | 9to5Mac

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