Yesterday, Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. Turns out, that came along with some interesting numbers. The Apple TV sold roughly three million units in 2011, and one million of them were sold in the final quarter. Even more impressive? iCloud now has about one hundred million users. Crazy, right?
John Gruber, on an episode of The Talk Show, made a wonderful point about the Apple TV. Not long ago, a million Macs in a quarter was common place. At this point, selling a million Apple TVs in a quarter still leaves it as a hobby. That speaks volumes about Apple’s status as a high volume consumer electronics company now.
Also of note, Tim seems very bullish on iCloud. It isn’t very old, but it is increasingly becoming an important part of the iOS ecosystem. As more apps start taking advantage of its features, the more vital iCloud becomes for Apple. They’re not making money off of their Internet service directly anymore, but it is no doubt helping continue the domination of their mobile devices.
Do you own an Apple TV, and if so, do you love it? What about iCloud; is it important to your iOS experience at this point? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment below this post, or you can hit us up on Facebook.
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