Apple's App Store hits 775,000 apps, 300,000 tablet apps and 40 billion downloads

Apple's App Store hits 775,000 apps, 300,000 tablet apps and 40 billion downloads
Apple’s App Store has just hit 40 billion downloads, picking up the pace in the last year when 20 billion, or a half of all happened. And December alone broke the records contributing a whopping 2 billion downloads.

With now 775,000 apps overall and 300,000 optimized for the iPad, The trend is definitely upwards and positive for what’s considered the first true app catalog.

"It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community. 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’s senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, said.

The App Store is available in 155 countries. Apple’s closest rival in the app space is Google with its Play store, and the two should be going neck in neck.

source: Apple



21. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

My 7 and 5 years old daughters download gazillion monster high apps from the app store on their ipods.

19. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

android may have 700K apps, but most of them are lzunchers, themes, live wallpapers, widgets and root related stuff. Let's not forget some apps that are just add-ons like for sony's timescape or smartwatch. What's the biggest selling point of iOS devices is their 3rd party apps ecosystem and quality, especially in gaming where textures and graphics are optimized for the iphone's retina display because developpers only work with one resolution, unlike android in the nexus 10 that has a higher resolution than the ipad, unoptimized graphics look either blown up and blurry and fuzzy or super-tiny and unusable. and let's not talk about tablet apps... i still like android for it's costumization, sharing, notifications and multitasking, but i doubt that it's third party ecosysyem will catch apple's in terms of quality or quantity.

18. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

ok, Android is better

17. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Even as a wp fanboi i have to say well done apple, they sure know how to get the developers going. And for some reason i get the feeling all their apps are rather beautifull... Well done again...

15. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

So many thumbs down in the comments. Jeez. You fandroids should stop with the hate. It only makes you look stupid. Im a fandroid and i feel insulted everytime i see one like you, i just hope people dont think im like fandroids here in phonearena.

11. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Wow! That's huge! Especially apps for ipad!

9. slashXking

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

IOS slowing down whereas android is speeding up. In no time ios will be far behind!!!!

7. maxis3G unregistered


13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

who cares? these are all irrelevant to the average customer, no one will use that many what ever the platform the number of apps isnt important its the quality. both should run through and remove all apps that have never been downloaded but you keep thinking its a war and your part of it you deluded kid

16. Aeires unregistered

Agree, the average user has maybe less than a 100 apps on their phones. Both markets have quality and quantity covered, it's not really a competition anymore when it comes to the markets.

20. honeybunny

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

app store vs Google kindergarten store?

5. suavemezie

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 21, 2012


3. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

way to go Apple... better polish apps.. even the farts aps are better

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Agreed. No only does it sound alike its smell bad too!!!

22. Droiddoes unregistered

Are all apple fans as barely literate as the folks here? My god it's like looking at a 3rd graders english homework LOL

23. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

same can be said for android fans they even do crap jokes they think is funny and swarm every article because there so insecure and fans are bad, you just see it on one side

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

may b android have more apps on play store and m also a android user but one thing is apple apps way better than android. look and usage not let people down.

1. mydi.maus unregistered

apple is way ahead of android :)

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