July 7, 2011 9:22am
Apple has announced some impressive stats today. Their App Store has officially seen 15 billion apps downloaded by over 200 million iOS users (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) in 90 countries. Apple launched the App Store July of 2008 and in the 3 years since they have paid out a whopping $2.5 billion to developersa and now have over 425,000 apps, 100,000 specifically for the iPad.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s SVP of Worldwide Product Marketing said “In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen. Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.”
On January 22nd Apple reached the 10 billion download mark. To compare to the fast-growing Android Market, Google announced they crossed over the 4.5 billion download app mark last week with 200,000 available apps.