Since its historic launch last July 2008, Apple’s App store has now recorded earnings of about $ 1 billion and more than 15 billion in downloads on its iPhone and iPad apps.
In a press statement, Philip Schiller, Apple’s head of product marketing, said: “Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled [the App Store] with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.”
Schiller declared that the number of apps include 100,000 native iPad apps.
The growth that App Store enjoyed is really remarkable. It only took 9 months for Apple to reach 1 billion in downloads. Last year in June 2010, the company announced it touches the 5 billion download mark. By January 2011, the store amassed 10 billion downloads.
Currently, App Store has tallied 15 billion downloads. The next marketplace behind Apple is Google’s Android market. Last May 2011, Android has hosted almost 5 billion apps downloaded from their store.
Google still have a lot of catching up to do if they want to outdo their rival Apple’s App Store. I just don’t see it happening anytime soon.
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