Yet today at WWDC 2012, Tim Cook himself announced that the number of apps downloaded from the App Store has passed 30 billion. Quite an accomplishment, we must add. In comparison, the Google Play store can brag with some 15 billion downloads and counting, which is also impressive, yet still far from reaching Apple's milestone.
The Apple App Store currently contains over 650,000 applications, with at least 250,000 of them tailored to work on the iPad as well. All this software has brought an excess of $5 billion straight to developers' pockets. "Nothing makes us happier than seeing hundreds of thousands of developers around the world using our hardware and our software to create and share their latest and greatest ideas," Tim Cook added.