Six years of App Store and 100 billion app downloads later, it's safe to say Apple made a game changer

Six years of App Store and 100 billion app downloads later, it's safe to say Apple made a game changer
100 billion! Boy, that's quite a figure. Seriously, can you imagine 100 billion of anything? 100 billion dollars? 100 billion people in a room? On second thought, don't try. Human imagination doesn't stretch as far. The App Store, though? Yeah, it pretty much topped 100 billion app downloads over the course of its existence! According to the juicy stats that Apple presented at the WWDC, this boils down to 850 app downloads per second, and a whole lot of apps for each Internet user that's also an Apple device owner.

Considering the App Store is just 6 years young, this 100 billion figure is impressive and quite mind-blowing. It is illustrative of how the iPhone's launch and the App Store that followed went on to change the world. Today, some of you can hardly imagine going about their daily life without their favorite apps. Apps are so ubiquitous nowadays, it's hard to remember the time when they were not around - and that time was not that long ago. Congratulations, Apple - the App Store is a game changer!

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11 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

That is true, whether the haters accept it or not.

7. waddup121 unregistered

game changer!

12. Simona unregistered

there is nothing bout hate but LAUGH actually :DDD soo so many stupid isheep eheheheehehehehehe (laughing like sponebob) :DDDDD I never purchased an app in my life !

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Over 60% of their income comes from iphone sales. Apple found the Holy Grail of consumerism. Before the iPhone era they had been broke mofos compared to the likes of M$, but now they're the richest IT company in the world. Damn...

8. gaming64 unregistered

Not exactly. After Steve Jobs left, Apple was in hell for a decade until he came back in 1997, introduced the iMac, iPod, and iTunes.

3. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Certainly,honour to whom it's due..take a bow Apple...

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I don't care what anyone says that's an impressive amount of fart apps.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah, I'm switching from Apple tomorrow, just realized all the apps I ever had were to make fart sounds. I only bought an iPhone back in the day because android didn't have an App Store and my main requirement for a smartphone is to make fake farting sounds.

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1359; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Absolutely a game changer I give credit where credit is due and Apple deserves the credit here. Congratulations to Apple. The app store was truly innovative ( Ironical I read that Steve Jobs was against the idea of an app store. However, one of the Apple execs who stood up to him and explain why it was a good idea that Steve eventually bowed to < he loved people who stood up to him and showed passion about their idea that they where willing to walk if he said no>).

6. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Well done Apple from a die hard Microsoft fan.

10. Nathillien unregistered

Still didn't change my game a bit.

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