6.5 Billion Apps Downloaded From The App Store

At the  Apple press event yesterday, CEO Steve Jobs announced that 6.5 billion apps has been downloaded from the App Store. This number contains both iPad and iPhone apps.

Wholly crap!  I think that’s the population on earth.

Apple hit the 1 billion download in Spring of 2009, so this has been some pretty impressive growth for number of apps downloaded.

Jobs said 200 apps are being downloaded each second from the App Store. Additionally, the App store now has 250,000 apps, with 25,000 of these apps devoted to the iPad. In January, Apple reached 3 billion downloads, so it looks like Apple has seen 3.5 billion downloads in nearly 8 months.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to 6.5 Billion Apps Downloaded From The App Store

  1. Diane Phipps says:

    That is impressive, but does it really matter if they do or not? The key is that there are options and I like that, plus it keeps developers employed. The more the merrier as far as I see it. While Apple has made an impressive place for itself in the mobile arena, I would be bummed if that was all there was to the mobile offerings. Not to remiss the point of your posting – I do think Android is making a move in the positive direction – going after the business app market, the results remain to be seen!

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