The Talk Show, one of the most followed Podcasts in the US about technology and the Apple world in particular led by John Gruber as presenter, has given specific data on the progressive increase in the number of Apple Music users subscribed to the service in addition to those who already have some kind of storage space in iCloud, specifically recently Apple Music reached 11 million users Although they seem quite a lot, they are nothing compared to the 782 million who have an iCloud account.
During the podcast, Gruber was able to have a conversation with Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, who emphasized that Apple had also reached the XNUMX billion device milestone installed and active, with approximately 78% of them being iCloud users, this is due, according to Cook, to the fact that several of those users are owners of more than one device.
For his part during the program, Eddy Cue (VP of Internet services and software at Apple) said that those 782 million users in iCloud are constantly using the cloud uploading photos, communicating through messages thanks to iMessage and making various purchases on iTunes and the App Store. At peak times, the iCloud service can currently process more than 200.000 iMessages per second, a figure that translates to more than 17 billion per day. In addition, if we combine it with iTunes and the App Store we will have transactions of more than $ 750 million per week in total.
Cue and Federighi also spoke about Walt Mossber's recent criticism in the development of native applications for Apple devices, a reputed journalist in technology and we talked about in another article. According to Craig Federighi (VP of software engineering):
I know that the quality of our native software has improved in the last five years. What's more, it has improved significantly, the demand is simply greater every year and that is something that we take into account. Every year we realize that the things we did were fine for at least one year, however the techniques we were using to create the best possible software are no longer the best for the next because the demands go up.