Apple by the numbers: 2 million apps, 15 million Apple Music subscribers

CEO Tim Cook says the App Store's 2 million apps have been downloaded 130 billion times. Also, the company says there are 10 billion documents in iCloud Drive.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook always has a buffet of big numbers to tout. Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference was no different.

Cook said there are 2 million apps in the App Store, tallying 130 billion downloads. And, as he emphasized the important role developers play for Apple, he also said that $50 billion has been paid to developers.

One of the platforms Apple focused on during the event was tvOS, launched last year. Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services, said the first generation had 80 channels. It now has more than 1,300 channels and 600 native apps, he said.

And since Siri works with tvOS, the digital assistant can search more than 650,000 movies and TV shows on Apple TV.

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Next, Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, took the stage. After making a joke about taking a vision quest to find product names, he said that after 15 years it was time to update the name of OS X to macOS.

Federighi also said there are 10 billion documents in iCloud Drive, and that number will only get bigger with features like optimized storage, which will automatically move older files to the cloud.

The company introduced music-streaming service Apple Music last year to mixed reviews. Cue, returning to the stage, said the service has 15 million paid subscribers, making it the "fastest music service ever in its first year."

And speaking of users, Cue said Apple News has 60 million monthly users reading News, with its 2,000 publications.

Finally, Cook returned to bring the event back around to the developers. Apple introduced its programming language Swift in 2014. Now, 100,000 apps, including recognizable names like Lyft, have adopted the use of Swift, and it's the No. 1 language on GitHub, a platform that hosts code.

"We think it's the best way to teach people how to code," Cook said, then transitioning to unveil Swift Playground, a free coding education app.

Check out CNET's full coverage of Apple's developers conference.