Apple’s Steve Jobs, complete with jeans and black mock turtle neck, came on stage to give the WWDC keynote.
First, iPad updates:
— Sold 2 million iPads in the first 59 days (one every 3 seconds).
— 8500 native iPad apps in the store and they’ve been downloaded 35 million times (17 per iPad).
— iBooks: In first 65 days, users downloaded 5 million books — 2.5 books per iPad.
— Marketshare: Five of six biggest book publishers say the share of eBooks is 22 percent of all ebook sales in 8 weeks.
— New features: You can now highlight text in iBooks, and take notes. You can also now bookmark pages. You can also now view and read PDFs.
App Store update:
–There’s now more than 225,000 applications and five billion downloads.
–Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) has paid developers more than $1 billion to date through the 70 percent share.
–15,000 apps are submitted every week, and 95 percent are approved in seven days.
–Three new apps coming: Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) streaming, Zynga’s Farmville game and Guitar Hero from Activision.