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The Lowdown: What Apple Announced At WWDC 2012

Apple introduced new notebook, refreshed its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro series of notebooks and made a series of software and hardware announcements at Worldwide Developer Conference 2012 (WWDC), its ongoing annual developer conference held at Moscone Center, San Francisco. Here is a quick lowdown on all the announcements: App Store Stats: Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that there are a total 400 million active accounts with registered credit cards on the App store and the iTunes app store now features 650,000 apps in the iTunes app store, of which 225,000 apps are specifically made for iPad. He claimed that Apple has recorded 30 billion downloads from the app store and has paid out over $5 billion to developers. App store now operates in 120 countries with an additional 32 countries being added by the end of this month. OS X Lion and Mountain Lion: Apple informed that its total Mac user base now stands at 66 million with 40% of them on OS X Lion. The company has shipped 26 million copies of OS X Lion since its launch nine months ago. Apple's cloud service iCloud now has 125 million users, which is the same number announced by the company in its Q2-FY12 results. Apple also gave a preview of Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8), the next and the ninth major OS X release which is expected to be available on the Mac App Store for $19.99 next month. Apple claimed that Mountain Lion introduces more than 200 new…

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