Apple App Store Surpasses 40 Billion Downloads

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
    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
  • noblerabbit
    92% of all Apple Apps have been purchased for demographic of 3~6 year olds
  • getreal
    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?