A remarkably well-looking Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Apple iPad 2 launch to rapturous applause, and then proudly stated that over 200 million eBooks have so far been downloaded through iBooks since it was launched roughly a year ago.
In addition, worldwide book publisher Random House is joining in the fun, putting its massive collection of titles on the platform.
Other figures touted by Jobs include the number of credit card accounts that have registered with Apple since it opened its digital iTunes store. 200 million accounts are now logged with the company, and although Amazon doesn't openly talk about its customer base, Jobs believes that this is the largest number of online credit card accounts in the world.
He also revealed that developers have so far earned over $2 billion dollars for their apps since the App Store began, that the company has recently shipped its 100 millionth iPhone, and that it has sold almost 15 million iPads since its launch a year ago.