Apple's App Store: 1.8 billion downloads and counting

Apple's App Store: 1.8 billion downloads and counting
It is an amazing achievement. Since the introduction of Apple's App Store in July 2008, 1.8 billion downloads have been delivered to iPhone and iPod Touch users. It seems like just yesterday when we were counting down to the 1 billionth download. To reach the current number, the App Store would have to process 3000 apps per minute, a staggering statistic to wrap your brain around. Of course it helps to have 30 million iPhones sold in the last 2+ years that are capable of adding apps purchased from the store.

Right now there are about 75,000 applications to choose from in the App Store, a figure that is much higher than the "merchandise" for sale at other stores like RIM's App World and the Android Market. When Windows Mobile 6.5 is launched October 6th, it will include the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, Microsoft's attempt to join the parade.

Starting with a humble total of 500 apps at launch, the Apple App Store has grown into a real revenue producer for Apple, and some lucky third party developers. It has also changed the course of where the cellphone industry was heading, turning phones into mini-computers and making an on-device app store a feature that almost every smartphone buyer requests.

source: Mashable

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23 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Why not just announce 2 Billion... 1.8 Billion?? Serious... You suck Phonearena!!

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh wait... here comes the 1.81 billion announcement!!!! oh god, we have to have iphone news every day!!!

3. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Hey look! The 1,800,001 application has been downloaded!

4. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Update: Hey look! The 1,800,000,002 application has been downloaded!

5. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Update to the Update: Hey Look! The iPhone is cool!

6. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Haha yeah really. We get it, the app store is successful. Let's get some other news!

7. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

In case you missed the update, update: Check this application out that allows you to do check out iPhone updates on Phonearena! Only available from the App Store.

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You guys are hating so bad right now. We have too many Verizon wireless users/iphone haters on this site.

9. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm own an iPhone User :) Just Pointing out the facts...

11. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Unofficial Update: A user by the name of E.N. assumes everyone that has negative input about the iPhone is a Verizon Wireless user.

12. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Official Update: A user by the name E.N. is officially mislead and would be considered highly uneducated.

13. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Not all VZW users are iPhone haters. If verizon comes out with one with a Touch Pro2-esque sliding keyboard i would get it

15. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"We have too many Verizon wireless users/iphone haters on this site." I put a slash in between Verizon Wireless users and iphone haters just in case you guys didn't notice it. A "/" symbol can mean and or or.There are a lot of Verizon Wireless users on the site. There are a lot of iphone users on the site. And a lot of Verizon Wireless users are iphone haters. I don't see what's so misleading and confusing about my last post. And its funny to me how The Doc says I would be considered highly uneducated. "Hey look! The 1,800,001 application has been downloaded!" "update: Check this application out that allows you to do check out iPhone updates on Phonearena! Only available from the App Store." "Unofficial Update: A user by the name of E.N. assumes everyone that has negative input about the iPhone is a Verizon Wireless user." "Hey look! The 1,800,001 application has been downloaded!" And its a official that I am maybe/probably considered highly uneducated? I think you're a little confused

17. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Ooh... E.N., you got me! I've been exposed. However, young sir, considering the fact that you clearly took the feedback that was left by most users and created the assumption that we were either Verizon users or iPhone haters justifies the accusation that you are "terribly mislead". The "uneducated" jab was in retaliation to your remark and would now be considered null and void considered I, myself, neglected to proof-read my posts. Nevertheless, the members of the website are not unhappy with the iPhone or At&t for that matter. We deserve more valid and necessary information...

19. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I am very happy with the iPhone and AT&T. However, I am unhappy of the ridiculous articles posted by Phonearena... They are incredibly invalid and unnecessary... they are useless articles...

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well, I guess it justs a matter of opinion. This is not a big enough issue for me to start a debate. But I still think that there are a lot of (active) Verizon users on this site and I also feel like there are a lot of iphone haters on this site too. And I think the point of this article was to show that Apple is already approaching two million downloads in just a few months after taking almost a year to reach one million.

10. ccruse1112

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 01, 2009

that is a interesting stat...I mean if there are about 50 million iphones and ipod touches out there...that means each user is averaging 36 app downloads...thats crazy...even if you be nice and say there are 100 million of the 2 devices our there...that is still an average of 18 apps per...thats a lot...even if they are 90% free apps.

14. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I've downloaded a lot of apps... tried them, and didn't like them... then deleted them. I am sure this accounts for a chunk of these apps downloaded... Why am I still on this article? Peace!

23. MTLance unregistered

I'm totally with you on that. I mean us iPhone users have tried apps normally a lot of them got deleted because they're useless. lol, PhoneArena needs better news than just iPhones even though I'm iPhone user. Come one I wanna see how other company is performing. I know who stole the spotlight in Phone Arena favor, Apple, Nokia, Samsung, LG, RIM, etc.

16. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

wow guys they just sayin its a sucess........no need to bytch bout it

18. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Is there an app for grammar?

20. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

LMFOA!!!

21. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

Yes there is but it will cost you $2.99......the thesaurus update 2.0 is an additional 9.99 monthly subscription with really cool features such as daily slang updates. XD.....lol

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