Apple Posts App Store Update: 1.5B Downloads, 65k Apps.
Today Apple announced that the iTunes App Store had reached more milestones: 1.5 Billion (with a ‘B’), 65,000 total apps and 100,000 app developers. Steve Jobs was quoted as saying: “With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.” This statement couldn’t be more true as we see other app stores (Blackberry App World, Palm Pre’s App Catalog, Nokia’s Ovi Store and Verizon’s app store) launching and making every effort to catch up with Apple.
A portion of the release:
CUPERTINO, California—July 14, 2009—Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications in just one year from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. The App Store is also growing at an incredible pace with more than 65,000 apps and more than 100,000 developers in the iPhone™ Developer Program.
“The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.”
The revolutionary App Store has more than 65,000 apps available to consumers in 77 countries, allowing developers to reach tens of millions of iPhone and iPod® touch users around the world. The App Store works with both iPod touch and iPhone including the new iPhone 3GS, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet. Apple has shipped over 40 million of these devices that run apps from the App Store.
The full release is here.