Apple Claims 650,000 Apps on App Store, 30 Billion Downloads

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple announced on Monday that there are 650,000 apps available on the App Store, and that its customers have downloaded those apps 30 billion times. The announcement came during Monday’s World Wide Developer Conference keynote presentation by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

30 Billion Downloads

30 Billion App Store Downloads

Mr. Cook also said that his company has paid more than US$5 billion to developers since the App Store was launched in 2008. That was a message the developers in the audience seemed to appreciate, and it was accompanied by the image of a large check with lot of zeros written out to “Developers.”

Apple announced on March 5th, 2012, that the App Store had 550,000 apps, meaning we’ve seen a jump of 100,000 apps in just the last three months. At that time, the company also said that customers had downloaded 25 billion apps, marking a large jump in downloads during the same time.

In January of 2011, the company announced that there were 350,000 apps on the App Store, and that customers had downloaded 10 billion apps.