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iCloud has 100 million users

iCloud has 100 million users
Tim Green


Devices / iPhone / February 15th 2012 at 2:58PM

At your servers.

Apple CEO Tim Cook talked to Goldman Sachs yesterday, and dropped a bunch of stats.

He reported encouraging take-up of the cloud storage service that was only unveiled last summer.

iCloud updates and uploads in the background every time new content is purchased and seamlessly integrates apps, mail, contacts, calendars, photos, apps, books, music and more.

It therefore provides up-to-date across all devices without having to connect to a computer.

Elsewhere, there was news of progress in China and Brazil, with Cook repairing that 25 percent of the expected $2 billion smartphone market comes directly from these two countries.

He said the Chinese market has fallen in love with iPhone, and that Apple's revenue in China increased to $13 billion last year.

This is part of a huge advance in emerging markets. In 2008, Apple’s revenue combined from greater China, Asia Pac, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America was $1.4 billion.

Last year it was $22 billion.

Cook also compared the remarkable progress of iPad with Mac, reporting that the company has sold 55 million iPads, a milestone that took Apple 22 years to reach with its Mac line.

And he cited app support as a key reason.

“Many of us thought at Apple [when the iPad was being introduced], that the tablet market would become larger than the PC market,” Cook said.

“I feel that stronger today than I did then because I look out and see all these incredible uses for it.”

You can see the whole talk here.