As expected, Apple kicked off its iPhone announcement event with a quick rundown of numbers that reflect how well its core business units are performing. It followed that up with some staggering facts and figures about its new hardware. Here are some of the figures Apple has announced:
- Apple’s iTunes Festival is in its 7th year with 30 nights of live performance. 20 million people applied for tickets and over 100 countries have watched concerts live.
- The Stanford Apple Store has played host to five million customers in 9 years. That’s 2,000 visitors per day on average in the small, 1,100 square-foot store. Now it is eight times as big as it previous configuration.
- Apple is ready to ship its 700 millionth iOS device in October.
- Over 200 new features in iOS 7 including Air Drop, new Camera app, and newly designed camera roll.
- No numbers, but Tim Cook did announce that iWork is now the best-selling mobile productivity app on any platform.
- iPhone 5 had the most successful first year of any iPhone Apple has ever done.
- New A7 chip specs: 64-bit desktop architecture, modern instruction set, 2x general purpose registers, 2X floating point registers, over one billion transistors and 102mm squared die size.
- And that iPhone 5S with a 64-bit A7 processor, it’ll deliver a 40x CPU performance bump and 56x faster graphics.
- iPhone 5S battery: 10 hours of 3G talk time, 8 hours of 3G browsing, 10 Hours of LTE browsing, 10 Hours of WiFI browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 250 hours of standby time.
- iPhone 5S camera: 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture, 15% larger sensor, pixels are 1.5 microns.
- Two new camera modes that feature a 10FPS burst mode and slow motion recording of 720p video at 120fps. Also a 28MP panorama shot.
- TouchID is touch capacitive sensor that’s 170 microns thin with 500 ppi resolution and 360 degree readability. It even scans sub-epidermal skin layers.
Apple kicks off September iPhone event with staggering facts and figures originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.