App Store now has 700,000 apps, 275,000 iPad applications

App Store now has 700,000 apps, 275,000 iPad applications
Apple is announcing the iPad mini today but before the big moment, Tim Cook warms the crowd at the event with some App Store and iBookstore numbers.

Here are the milestones for apps in Apple’s ecosystem, still the largest mobile ecosystem in the world:

  • 700,000 apps in App Store
  • 275,000 applications for iPad
  • paid out $6.5 billion to developers
  • 1.5 million books available
  • 400 million books downloaded since the launch of the store

source: Apple

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21 Comments

1. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Not an achievement, Play Store has over 750,000 Apps.

2. TarunV

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

I'm a Fandroid and even I agree that this is a stupid comment. Android can defeat iOS in almost every aspect, but this is where it can't. Play Store is full of malware and fake apps.

3. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

A user must be dumb enough to download & install a low rated rogue App. *Full of Malware* Source Please?

10. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

I cant wait for 29th its going to b more innovative than this... Apple isn't catching my curiosity any more...

11. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

app store isnt that much better what u talking about

6. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Also 60% of those apps have never been downloaded, even once!!

8. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

there are 675,000 apps in the play store(25 billion downloads) and there aren't good tablet specific apps in the play store but its still okay because almost all the major apps are covered in the play store(for smartphones)......but we really need more tablet apps and games and the apps should be designed for the bigger screen instead of being stretched........ i don't know what will happen to malware.........is avast good enough for those rouge apps? or do you need anything better?

16. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Apple 'pressures' their develops for making iPad exclusive version of their Apps just for the company's glory. Google has no built in design policy for submitted Apps (though they do have design guidelines) so you cannot expect developers to make HD versions of their Apps for specific tablets considering that there are 100s of tablets with different resolutions and pixel densities. There is NO Android malware as such, that's just bad media. The real problem is rogueware/fake apps/spyware or dialers/sms apps that will bleed your cash. Also all antivirus apps are USELESS since Android offers no access to other running Dalvik VMs or any low level system resources, at best those antivirus will compare your already-installed apps with their online database and do some checks here and there but they are basically useless for anything else other than protecting your phone from theft etc. The best solution is to use common sense and probably disabling the 'Unknown Sources' if you're not using pirated apps. Rogue Apps will STILL require the user to press on 'Install' so one must be dumb to do so.

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

good post, yowan

19. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

okay, i never use those unknown sources, and i can understand that android apps can't be as good as apple apps....... but the malware problem does exist, so i think the best option is to install only those apps that have good rating in the play store and buy gift cards instead of giving direct access to your bank account......

20. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

You don't have to worry if you download exclusively from Play Store since Apps are thoroughly checked for rogueware like behavior. The term "Android Malware" doesn't exist since Malware by definition is a piece of software that is intended to damage or disable systems or steal information. Such isn't the case with current rogue Apps which will in no be in way a danger to the Android OS. As I said earlier Android Apps have no access to the low level resources & will hence never be able to do any damage here. The permission system doesn't even allow that and so does the Android framework.

21. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

okay, thanks :-)

4. Scientist

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

And most of those apps are not even used/downloaded.

5. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Yeah but were you apart of a team who master minded this acheivment. While I don't like apple. Its still cool to see milestones reached. Apple was able to create a developer friendly environment to which they flocked. All google did was aim for market share as opposed to profit margin which apple desires. Thus google of course wins the race in app numbers. I just wish both firms had higher standards for what app gets allowed in. A fart app doesn't count in my book

7. webOSlove unregistered

Does anyone know how much the Amazon Appstore has?

9. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

search for it on google......its books store is better than its apps store

18. webOSlove unregistered

Amazon should really focus on getting apps out as tablets seem to be important for them now.. What about a Amazon phone? That'd be cool, right?

12. prd2bsrb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I would really like to know the number of apps that have zero downloads. I bet there's hundreds of thousands apps that are just there in the app store to make it look huge but are actually totaly useless.

13. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

2/3 of apps never downloaded from iStore hooray iCrap wins !

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

http://www.phonearena.com/news/400000-apps-in-the-App-Store-have-never-been-downloaded-says-report_id32943 There you go - P.A. this is a valid link - so do not think about giving me one of your petty warnings.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Woo-hooo APPLE...NOT!!

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