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Apple Approves One Millionth iOS App

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35 billion iOS apps downloaded.

Apple has reached a pivotal milestone with the company approving one million applications for its App Store.

An Appsfire spokesperson told CNET that the tally it conducted includes all of the apps "that have been submitted and approved by Apple and that went live in the App Store" since its launch back in 2008. The tally itself doesn't include apps that have been submitted and rejected.

Apple had announced last month that its App Store has over 700,000 applications available. The difference from the aforementioned figure includes apps that have been removed by developers or Apple. Google later matched the same amount of apps through its Play Store.

In response to Apple's secrecy regarding App Store data, Appsfire, who offers an app that helps users find programs worth downloading, stressed that it came to the one million figure by keeping up with the amount of app submissions that was aided via an iTunes feed.

Currently, Appsfire said it believes that the App Store sports over 736,000 applications, with 336,000 from that figure being paid apps. As for iPad apps, over 250,000 have been designed specifically for the tablet.

The App Store itself is available to Apple’s 400 million iTunes users, which has led to over 35 billion downloads thus far.

 

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    kinggraves , November 23, 2012 7:54 AM
    I can't wait till tomorrow when Zak writes how Apple has approved it's one millionth fart simulator.

    Quality, not quantity.
  • 13 Hide
    darkchazz , November 23, 2012 7:17 AM
    This is news?
  • 10 Hide
    Diabolix , November 23, 2012 7:41 AM
    Zak strikes again!
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  • 13 Hide
    darkchazz , November 23, 2012 7:17 AM
    This is news?
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    randomizer , November 23, 2012 7:29 AM
    They reached this 2 weeks ago. I am much better at counting than Appsfire.
  • 10 Hide
    Diabolix , November 23, 2012 7:41 AM
    Zak strikes again!
  • 14 Hide
    kinggraves , November 23, 2012 7:54 AM
    I can't wait till tomorrow when Zak writes how Apple has approved it's one millionth fart simulator.

    Quality, not quantity.
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    friskiest , November 23, 2012 8:37 AM
    We already know how successful the IOS App store and Google Play is,.

    So, I'm actually more interested at how the MS store does right now,. They already have Windows RT & Windows 8 out so the only thing they need is some attention to get their fight on.
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    Anonymous , November 23, 2012 10:29 AM
    1 Million Apps, that is just white noise!
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    Anonymous , November 23, 2012 10:39 AM
    As an Android user, I would kill to have the App Store instead of the crap-infested Google Play :( 
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    bllue , November 23, 2012 2:28 PM
    98% are useless apps. No way there's more than 5,000 worth having. At most, you'll only have quantity
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    Kami3k , November 23, 2012 3:03 PM
    Xperia badphoneAs an Android user, I would kill to have the App Store instead of the crap-infested Google Play


    Oh it's you again, don't you have an gun to clean while it's loaded and facing you?
  • 2 Hide
    -Jackson , November 23, 2012 3:48 PM
    Kami3kOh it's you again, don't you have an gun to clean while it's loaded and facing you?

    a*
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    ericburnby , November 23, 2012 4:56 PM
    bllue98% are useless apps. No way there's more than 5,000 worth having. At most, you'll only have quantity

    Bull. Most good Apps are ones you'll never know even exist. For example, last year I walked by my butcher and he had a sign in the window to download his App. Installed it and use it to place orders for pick-up or reserve my thanksgiving turkey in advance (even had it brined with my choice of ingredients).

    Stores, sports teams, organizations, schools, banks - everyone has an App these days. Years ago people said you needed to have a website for your business. These days people are treating an App like a website. I bet there are at least 5,000 Apps just for banks and financial institutions alone.

    These Apps are also free, which means people who take the $$$ paid out by Apple to developers and divide it up against the number of Apps are coming up with a figure much lower than what devs are actually getting. Most people I know who develope for iOS actually make free Apps for institutions or businesses.
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    ericburnby , November 23, 2012 4:58 PM
    kinggravesI can't wait till tomorrow when Zak writes how Apple has approved it's one millionth fart simulator.Quality, not quantity.

    Or how Google Play is loaded with Hello World Apps that some hack posted after he downloaded the Android SDK and figured out how to display something on the screen, then posted his App to show his buddies his leet coding skills.

    And there's no over abundance of task killers, battery monitors or wallpaper Apps for Android, is there?
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    koss64 , November 23, 2012 6:39 PM
    ericburnbyOr how Google Play is loaded with Hello World Apps that some hack posted after he downloaded the Android SDK and figured out how to display something on the screen, then posted his App to show his buddies his leet coding skills.And there's no over abundance of task killers, battery monitors or wallpaper Apps for Android, is there?

    I agree when people say the Windows store sucks becasue it doesnt have over a million apps,who needs 5,000 apps that make fart noises or fake calls? Whenever people bring up this argument my mind harkens back to that GEICO ad that some guys doing stupid stuff with thier smart phones like playing air guitar or talking with a "Bro Stache". Thats a million apps for you. You just want that one app that does want you want you dont need a million that do the same thing.
    ..
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    dxwarlock , November 23, 2012 7:19 PM
    Toms approves its One Millionth reader that doesn't care.
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    otacon72 , November 23, 2012 9:56 PM
    bllue98% are useless apps. No way there's more than 5,000 worth having. At most, you'll only have quantity


    If you're talking about the Android market place or whatever they call that malware infested store you're right.
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    dark_knight33 , November 24, 2012 5:53 AM
    I'd like to know how many of those 1M apps are stupid fart apps... Really...

    Quantity != quality
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    halcyon , November 26, 2012 2:25 AM
    The Google Play store is slowly getting better and slowly offering better quality apps.
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