Apple: “over 15 billion apps have been downloaded” from the App Store

Ian Hardy

July 7, 2011 9:22 am


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.

Source: Apple
Via: BGR

  • Swigg

    that’s craptastic!

  • EmperumanV

    Soon enough by the end of the year hopefully, at least the Android Market will catch up. Too bad the Amazon Android App Store doesn’t count or help towards the Android Marketplace :(. Then it’ll be a different figure for sure.

  • Keith

    Wow! Those are amazing numbers.

  • barbatruc

    Now let’s see some stats of actual good apps … and then we need to see how many apps do the EXACT same thing.
    Numbers mean little when the actual choice is fulfilled within a small number of apps.

  • Paul Q

    Ah, but how many dropped calls?