Jan 072013
 
Apple

Apple today announced that 40 billion apps have now been downloaded through its App Store. Nearly half of those downloads came in 2012 alone with December setting a record with over two billion downloads during the month. These numbers do not include re-downloads and updates.

“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world.”

Apple highlighted a couple of applications:

  • Temple Run was downloaded 75 million times in 2012
  • Supercell’s DragonVale and Clash of Clans have earned more than US$100 million

The Apple App Store now offers over 775,000 apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Some 300,000 of those are native iPad apps. It also now has more than 500 million active accounts.

Apple had announced that the App Store had topped 30 billion downloads back at WWDC 2012 last June.

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Mar 152012
 

A day ahead of the launch of the ‘New iPad,’ Apple has launched a new app section that showcases apps that have been updated to take advantage of the tablet’s high resolution Retina Display. The section features a total of 24 apps which can already be purchased.

New iPad App Store section

The new iPad goes on sale on Friday, March 16th at 0800 local time.

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Mar 032012
 

About two weeks after starting its countdown to the milestone, Apple has hit the 25 billion download mark on its App Store.

25 billion downloads for Apple App Store

There is no word yet on who won the US$10,000 gift card that is redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store.

The Apple App Store launched less than four years ago. Based on how fast it’s gotten to this point, it is likely that Apple will be celebrating its 50th billion download in less than four years.

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Feb 172012
 

AppleApple today launched a countdown to 25 billion iTunes App Store downloads. As I write this, the countdown is nearing 24.3 billion downloads.

As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card.* Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.

The contest is open in both Canada and the U.S. as well as other participating App Store countries. The US$10,000 gift card is redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store.

The Apple iTunes App Store launched back in July 2008 in time for the launch of the iPhone 3G.

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Jul 072011
 

AppleApple today announced that over 15 billion apps have now been downloaded from its App Store by more than 200 million iOS device users worldwide.

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.”

The App Store now offers more than 425,000 apps, including more than 100,000 native iPad apps, to consumers in 90 countries. It launched in July 2008 and took about a year to top the first billion download mark. This latest five billion took about six months – Apple reached 10 billion downloads in January 2011.

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Jan 172011
 

Apple

Apple has begun counting down to the 10 billion downloads milestone in its iOS App Store.

As of today, nearly 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 10 billionth app, and you could win a US $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. Just visit the App Store, and download what could be your best app yet.

The Apple App Store was launched in July 2008. It took about a year to top the first billion download mark.

As I write this, the App Store download counter stands at 9.865 billion downloads.

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