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Apple’s App Store Tops tops more than 1.5 billion downloads

Written by quickpwn

In a press release today Apple announced that their App Store has reached more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod Touch application downloads in just one year and that there are more than 65,000 apps in the App Store.

Here are some key numbers Apple announced in their press release:

  • App Store has more than 65,000 apps and more than 1.5 billion downloads
  • App Store is available in more than 77 countries
  • Apple has shipped more than 40 million devices that run apps from the App Store

Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs went on to say that it would be hard for any other App Store to catch up with Apple.

“With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.” – Steve Jobs

That 1.5 billion download count Apple announced does not mean much because Apple did not reveal how many of those 1.5 billion downloads were updates, free app downloads, or re-downloads. It is impressive that Apple has more than 65,000 apps in the App Store, but how many of these are quality apps?

With their recent press release, Apple is just trying to scare it’s competitors with numbers. Lets face it, Apple’s App Store has a very strict approval process, and an influx of fart apps in the App Store. Other App Stores do stand a chance against Apple. It will be hard for them to catch up in numbers, but it won’t be hard for them to catch up based on quality of their apps.

[Via Apple] http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/07/14apps.html

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