Reprinted from an Apple press release:
CUPERTINO, Calif. (Feb. 07, 2002) — Apple today announced that the results for calendar year 2001 are in — QuickTime Player added 80 million new users, exceeding RealNetworks’ addition of 75 million new RealOne and RealPlayer users combined. The source of this data is from recently released information from RealNetworks and Apple. The most recent version of QuickTime, QuickTime 5, was released in April 2001 and is on target to reach 100 million downloads by April 2002.
The growth of QuickTime, Apple’s industry-leading software for creating, playing and streaming audio and video, is being driven by QuickTime’s high-quality user experience, and the broad base of QuickTime-based authoring tools that enable the creation of news, entertainment and virtual reality (VR) content. Additionally, streaming media is increasingly being used by corporations to deliver training, internal corporate communications and live streaming events, such as Apple’s record-setting webcast of the recent Macworld San Francisco keynote introducing the new iMac.
QuickTime ships with more than 150 digital camera models, demonstrating consumer electronics companies’ use of QuickTime to provide consumers with the highest quality media playback experience. More than one dozen new software titles incorporating QuickTime ship each day, as content creators worldwide choose QuickTime to deliver the fullest media experience.
QuickTime 5 is available as a free download for Mac and Windows users at www.apple.com/quicktime. QuickTime Pro is Apple’s professional-level upgrade to QuickTime Player and provides powerful content authoring and media encoding capabilities. QuickTime Pro is available for $29.99(US).