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Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads

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App Store boasts 500 million active accounts and 775,000 applications.

Apple has announced that its app store has surpassed 40 billion downloads, with 20 billion from that figure generated during 2012.

The 40 billion unique application downloads in its App Store since the marketplace launched in 2008 excludes re-downloads and updates. The App Store itself now boasts over half a billion active accounts, with 2 billion apps being downloaded in December alone, representing its best month in the marketplace's history.

Currently, the App Store features over 775,000 available applications, while the iPad sports over 300,000 apps designed specifically for the tablet. According to Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, over $7 billion has been paid to iOS developers.

Back in the June of 2012, Apple said iOS' App Store reached the 30 billion downloads milestone and 400 million active accounts. In October, a further 5 billion apps had been downloaded.

1.76 billion iOS and Android apps were downloaded during the last week of 2012. Data research firm Flurry expects more than 1 billion apps to downloaded on a weekly basis until some point during the fourth quarter, which is when it's expected that both platform's app downloads will collectively exceed 2 billion each week.

 

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    wemakeourfuture , January 8, 2013 4:44 PM
    Amazing, in 2007 this was a pipe dream.
    No company was able to have any success with mobile market places until the App store.

    Fact that lots of the apps and even top ones are from small companies and not large studios has been a boom for new entrepreneurs
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    noblerabbit , January 8, 2013 5:12 PM
    92% of all Apple Apps have been purchased for demographic of 3~6 year olds
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    getreal , January 8, 2013 5:28 PM
    noblerabbit92% of all Android users are lonely, social rejects that lash out against Apple out of pure jealousy.


    I had to translate your post from CRYBABY SOUR GRAPES into English, but I believe I am spot on.

    How did I do?
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    cappster , January 8, 2013 5:31 PM
    noblerabbit92% of all Apple Apps have been purchased for demographic of 3~6 year olds


    I've downloaded about 30 or so apps for my 4 year old. I won't claim your percentage is accurate, but for me, 92% of the apps I've downloaded have been for my kid. Tablets are a blessing when it comes to things like long car rides and doctors office visits.
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    becherovka , January 8, 2013 6:09 PM
    My kid claimed my android tablet too. 70% of the apps are for her.
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    scythe944 , January 8, 2013 6:43 PM
    uh... consumers gonna' consume?
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    computernerdforlife , January 8, 2013 8:08 PM
    Child tablet takeover here too. +1 ^
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    otacon72 , January 8, 2013 9:36 PM
    Between 2 iPhone5s, 2 iPhone 4s's and 3 iPads it's split pretty even in my house between kids and adults downloading apps.
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    Warsaw , January 8, 2013 11:27 PM
    *yawn* is this really a "newsworthy" piece? I mean, milestones I understand....but what does the number randomly at 40 billion represent?

    Would be the same thing if you kept updating on how much Android apps "Google Play" have on a monthly basis.
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    fuzzion , January 9, 2013 12:06 AM
    Warsaw*yawn* is this really a "newsworthy" piece? I mean, milestones I understand....but what does the number randomly at 40 billion represent?Would be the same thing if you kept updating on how much Android apps "Google Play" have on a monthly basis.


    Its Zak Islam, what were u expecting? News-worthy reports?
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