Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference started with a bang on Monday as Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to begin the company’s WWDC 2012 keynote. To be fair, Siri actually made the first appearance to kick off the show by telling a few jokes — including some pokes at Android and its dessert-related naming convention — before Cook took the stage. As has been the case in years past, the chief executive began the show with a quick rundown of some key numbers to help put Apple’s current position in perspective, and Cook did not fail to impress.

Cook began by discussing the App Store, which is now home to more than 400 million user accounts and more than 650,000 apps including 25,000 iPad-only apps. Apple said served more than 30 billion downloads from its iOS App Store, and Apple has paid out more than $5 billion to iOS app developers so far.

Be sure to check our WWDC page for constant updates as news continues to break from Apple’s keynote, which is expected to include tons of iOS 6 news, a host of new Mac computers and plenty more.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.