Apple Tops 300 Billion iMessages Sent In The Last Year (That’s 28K Messages Per Second)

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In the last year, people have sent over 300 billion iMessages on Apple’s messaging platform. Tim Cook just announced the stat on stage at what we expect will be the iPad Mini unveiling.

For reference, that’s 28,000 messages per second.

Of course, it helps that the latest version of iOS, iOS 6, has been downloaded 200 million times. Apple says this is one of the fastest upgrades in the history of software.

In June, Apple announced that iMessage had topped 140 million users, with over 150 billion messages sent.