Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook took the stage at San Francisco’s Moscone West on Monday to open up the company’s weeklong Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote address that was live-streamed. Cook noted several historic milestones that have been reached on the 25th anniversary of the WWDC. According to Cook, more than 1,000 engineers from 69 countries attended this year’s event, and two-thirds of the attendees were there for the first time.
Cook also highlighted the success of Mavericks and the Mac product line. According to him, Mac sales went up 12 percent in an industry that declined 5 percent. Meanwhile, Mavericks has been adopted by 51 percent of Mac users: the fastest adoption of any PC operating system in history.
The CEO also took a moment to take a dig at rival Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) by pointing out that only 14 percent of Windows users had installed Windows 8, even though Windows 8 had shipped a full year before Mavericks. Finally, Cook turned the stage over to Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering.