WWDC Keynote Summary
During today's opening keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Steve Jobs made a number of announcements. The transition to Intel was of course the most important, and is covered in a separate MacRumors news story.Among the other announcements, fact, and figures, were the following:The next Mac OS X will be named Leopard and will be released in late 2006 or early 2007.QuickTime, with its H.264 video codec, is available for Windows starting today. QuickTime has been downloaded over 1 billion times.There are a million visitors a week to Apple's 109 retail stores. $500 million worth of third-party products have been sold in the last year.iPods have over 75% market share among ALL players, with 16 million sold. iTunes has a 82% market share this month and the rate is growing. The iTunes Music store has sold 430 million songs. iTunes is adding podcasting support, to take podcasting mainstream, because it is "TiVo for radio" and "the hottest thing going in radio", with 8,000 podcasts and more all the time.Mac sales have grown 40% in the most recent quarter, in contrast to PC sales growth of about 10%.Two million copies of Tiger will have been sold by sometime this week. Over 15% of Mac users are now on Tiger, with 50% of the installed base expected to be on Tiger within the next year.The developer community has grown to a half million Developer Connection members. There are over 400 Dashboard widgets now available, over 40 Spotlight plug-ins, and over 550 Automator programs.
UPDATE: A quicktime video stream of the keynote speech is now available: http://stream.apple.akadns.net/