Tim Cook Kicks Off WWDC 2016, Here Are The Highlights From His Opening Keynote

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2016) is well and truly underway now at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook has taken to stage now to kick off the event. He has started off first by talking about yesterday’s tragic event in Orlando, followed by some of the stats and figures about both, WWDC attendees at the event, as well as the Apple as a company itself and its performance over the last few months.

In this post, we’ll be covering the highlights from the first session of the keynote.


So without any further delay, here are some of the highlights from Apple CEO’s opening keynote session at WWDC 2016.

  • Conference sold out.
  • Over 5,000 people attending.
  • People from over 74 countries.
  • Over 100 attendees under 18 years of age. The youngest is 9 year old.
  • The App Store started 8 years ago, with only 500 apps. Recently we passed a major milestone, we now have over 2 million apps.
  • Over 130 billion downloads of those apps.
  • 50 billion dollars paid to developers.
  • Four Apple platforms to talk about today: OS X (rebranded to macOS) for Macs, iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, watchOS for Apple Watch, and tvOS for Apple TV.

We are covering all the announcements from WWDC separately, keep checking front page of RP for details on all of the other announcements from day 1 of WWDC 2016.

Stay tuned for more!

Update x1: Here’s our full recap of all the announcements made at WWDC 2016: Apple WWDC 2016 Event Roundup: All Announcements In One Place.

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