Apple's App Store now offers 1.5 million apps

Apple's App Store now offers 1.5 million apps
The eternal race between the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store continues, as now Apple has sneakily announced that its mobile storefront has reached the amazing 1.5 million apps mark. This is impressive every way you look at it, especially when you know that such a large chunk of those apps are ones that at least adhere to Apple's standards for usability and presentation. Very rarely could one stumble upon an unsightly application, or one that doesn't work as it should. This is a great achievement for the iOS ecosystem, and one that remains exclusive in the industry.

According to latest numbers, both App Store and Play Store stood at around 1.4 million apps, but now Apple is the first to officially recognize it has reached 1.5 million, albeit rather quietly, in the form of a piece of text from one of the videos it played during the opening WWDC '15 keynote that took place a few hours ago. Of course, iOS 9 is the big story there, so you might want to head this way to read more about it, if you haven't already. In the meantime, warm congrats to developers!

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10 Comments

1. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

And most of them aren't even free. So why bother?

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2271; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The whole point is to support business for existing goods and services.

7. AlikMalix unregistered

Show me on ONLY a free app on Google play that has ONLY a paid version on App Store. There are free versions on App Store just like on Google play, but there are also paid versions of the same app in case you don't want to deal with ads or fake coins/diamonds or crap like that.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

Spoken like a true cheap f*ck. Good job.

2. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

How many of them are fart app or are the same

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

95% is crap or copies!

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Wow that's only 4% less than google play. Apple needs to catch up!!!

5. waddup121 unregistered

woooow!

8. Ikechukwu

Posts: 260; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

All these app stores calling thousands and millions of apps... scroll through them and see the crap load of sh*t they have. Duplicate apps, useless apps, uselessly useless apps and so on. On all the app stores, from BBW to Google Play store, I'd rather have around 5000 good apps in an app store than these useless number game

10. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

The vast majority of these apps are trash. Yet the tards keep bashing their drums over many there are. A better question is consider key apps.

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