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Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook just talked about Apple’s services and numbers, as well as Maps, during its Q1 2013 earnings call.

Cook said Notification Center sent more than 4 trillion notifications, and iMessages sent over 450 billion messages (about 2 billion per day). The Game Center also has 200 million registered users, while the App Store is at 40 billion downloads (2 billion occurred in December alone). The company even sold 2 million Apple TVs during the quarter (up over 60 percent year-over-year).

Other notable numbers:

  • Apple sold 10 iOS devices per second in the quarter
  • Apple has sold 500 million iOS devices total
  • iTunes generated  $2.1 billion in revenue.
  • App Store now available in 155 countries
  • Apple paid $7 billion to app developers last quarter
  • 50 percent of all iPods sold were iPod touches
  • Apple returned $4 billion in cash to shareholders
  • Apple now has $137.1 billion in cash

As for Maps, Cook said usage in Maps is significantly higher than it was prior to iOS 6. He also claimed Apple has already made a number of improvements which users should already be experiencing.

“We’ll roll out even more improvements throughout the rest of the year, and we’ll continue to do this,” he added. “We’re going to keep working on this until it lives up to our standards.”

Cook noted a few of the current improvements to Maps include updates to satellite imagery and local information.