Apple Announces 170M iPads Sold, With 81% Tablet Usage Share And 475K Apps

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Apple announced at its event in San Francisco today that it had sold over 170M iPads in total. It also once again touted that the iPad had some 81% share of tablet usage. CEO Tim Cook said that this was evidence that people were using iPads more than other tablets.

In what was likely offered as a sharp contrast to other tablet makers like Google, Cook also announced that there were some 475,000 apps designed for iPad.

Cook followed up the announcement with a short video that displayed all of the various ways that people are using iPads. It featured people using it for commerce, sports and other rugged activities. The video was capped by a tent, pinned to the side of a mountain high in a range, with a mountaineer poking at the tablet.