App Store downloads soar pass the 3 billion mark

App Store downloads soar pass the 3 billion mark
Apple has recently announced that its very own App Store has reached yet another milestone – the three billion mark. Steve Jobs has gone on to say that “Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months – this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before.” There is no denying how the App Store has solidified itself a place in the mobile landscape thanks to the way it was marketed and perceived by everyone.  Jobs goes on to state that “The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.” That statement clearly defines the staying power that the App Store has over its competition – although Android is catching up to the mainstream and is also rapidly growing.

Thanks to its availability to customers in over 77 countries, it has a lot of exposure when it’s broken down to various categories. Back in late September, Apple revealed that over 2 billion apps were downloaded – now in just a matter of 3 months; it has managed to tack on an additional 1 billion. Breaking down the numbers, roughly over 10.1 million apps have been downloaded in the last 99 days – that’s up from the 6.9 million download per day that Apple obtained from April to July.

via AppleInsider

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7 Comments

1. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Quick! Where are the ubiquitous comments saying how stupid and unimportant this is?

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea I'm waiting for all the Apple haters to spout off they're broken record of useless fart apps? Cmon you morons, I know you're lurking somewhere....

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

here i am! not a surprise...

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gawd! this is so stupid and unimportant!! thats alot of fart apps!! have they made one that makes the smell too? lol happy now? no its impressive and all, no doubt. Im sure Steve Jobs does his "scrooge mcduck dive" into his vault of coins every morning. but lets break it down into categories. subtract everything that isnt an Iphone in the US in the last quarter. gimmie those numbers.

3. VZ DUB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

yeah well 3/4 of those apps are useless farting apps!!!!! just to appease you both

4. GlenF

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

OK, ill be that Guy... it's. An impressive amount, no doubt. But I want to see U.S. numbers only, i-pod touch excluded. I'd also like to see Q4 #'s v.s. android market.. lets get a real pulse of it's true popularity. I'd also like to see # of Apps added v.s. android market in Q4... don't think that's unreasonable or critical of an obviously succesful marketplace

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

On a Droid note, was PA not invited to the Google press conference?? I thought for sure they'd have reported the Nexus One coming to Verizon this summer by now...

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