Apple, the first US company to hit a trillion-dollar valuation, is no stranger to big numbers.
And on Wednesday, CEO Tim Cook said the consumer electronics giant was nearing another one, shipping close to 2 billion iOS devices.
“This is astonishing,” said Cook. “iOS has changed the way we live. From the way we learn to the way we work. To how we are entertained to how we shop, order our food and get our transportation and stay in touch with one another.”
The news came at an event where the company unveiled new Apple Watches and is expected to introduce new iPhones. Apple executives typically use such events to crow about the company’s various business, sharing statistics on subscription numbers or app downloads. The data offer an opportunity to quantify the size of the tech behemoth’s activities..
Cook also said that 500 million people visit Apple stores every year.