Apple’s App Store Hits 85K Apps, 2 Billion Downloads

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Apple's App Store is home to some 85,000 applications as of Monday, and the company claims that over two billion apps have been downloaded by iPhone and iPod touch users so far.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs commented "The rate of App Store downloads continues to accelerate with users downloading a staggering two billion apps in just over a year, including more than half a billion apps this quarter alone."

The App Store is Apple's online service where iPhone and iPod touch owners can find and download third party applications for their handheld. The store is home to games, productivity applications, social networking apps, business tools, and more.

Apple's App Store launched in July 2009 and had already seen 1.5 billion application downloads by its first anniversary only two months ago.

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I wonder how many of these apps are really different. Are they really 85,000 apps(AppX, AppY, Appz, etc.) or are they counting versions as separate apps.  (MyApp v1, MyApp v1.1, My App v2 and so on).


I just wish it was easier to look through all those apps and see what’s really there.


does this mean another 12 year old got a free macbook pro? wink


they just handed the billionth downloader a prize, at this rate it’s better to just wait until it reaches 10 million (sometime in 2010)

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