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Apple's App Store Hits One Million Apps in the United States

app storeApple's U.S. App Store has reached one million live apps, according to data from app discovery platform Appsfire. Our own app discovery site AppShopper lists the same one million milestone, with a total of 1,006,557 apps available for download at the time of writing.

While Apple noted that it had a million apps in its worldwide catalog back in October, this marks the first time that various app platforms have seen the U.S. numbers climb above one million.

Apple has approved a total of approximately 1,439,451 apps since the App Store opened in 2008 and over the course of the year, has been creeping towards the million milestone. Of the 1 million apps available for download, more than half a million are available for Apple's iPad, and over 900,000 are available for the iPhone. The company has now paid out more than $13 billion to App Store developers.

In May of 2013, Apple hit 50 billion worldwide app downloads, which it celebrated with a promotion for a $10,000 gift card for the person who downloaded the 50 billionth app. Currently, those numbers have climbed to 60 billion downloads, putting Apple well on its way towards its 100 billion download milestone.

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9 months ago
About 1000 are worth downloading.
Rating: 35 Votes
9 months ago

Having 1 million apps is more of a liability than an achievement. Most could probably be replaced with web apps. And Apple doesn't let you search or order apps as well as Amazon lets you search for products or as Google lets you search for web pages.


Web apps suck.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 months ago

About 1000 are worth downloading.

100, not 1000. ;-)
Rating: 14 Votes
9 months ago
Having 1 million apps is more of a liability than an achievement. Most could probably be replaced with web apps. And Apple doesn't let you search or order apps as well as Amazon lets you search for products or as Google lets you search for web pages.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 months ago

Maybe.

But then this is MacRumors. High numbers and big percentages are definitely shiny objects here!


But only when they favor Apple. If another company has better numbers, then numbers suddenly aren't important and percentages are meaningless.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 months ago


(Honest question: what % of those are "Free" or "Lite" versions of apps, which means there could be two versions of an app? I remember reading somewhere that Apple doesn't count duplicate versions of apps in it's total count.)
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago

I've got six apps on my iPhone.


How did you delete your stock apps? :p
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago
1,000,000 apps and a search feature that can only show them one at a time :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago

(Honest question: what % of those are "Free" or "Lite" versions of apps, which means there could be two versions of an app? I remember reading somewhere that Apple doesn't count duplicate versions of apps in it's total count.)


Dunno, but there's also probably tens ... if not hundreds... of thousands of apps that no longer show up because their developers stopped paying the yearly $99 Apple dev signup, which is required even if the app is free.

Other popular smartphone systems usually only charge developers once.

It's especially bad for hobbyists and those who put out free apps. In the past, I've made custom WinMo, WebOS and Android apps for my family and friends, something that would cost hundreds of dollars over the years to do on iOS.

Even if you just gave an app to family as your "testers", their test profile would disappear each year if you didn't always give Apple their ~$100.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago

Okay, Apple. And after that you will promote that you have X active users or X developers or X customers with X % satisfaction.

Apple, keep pulling these numbers out of your statistics and smear it on our faces. Nothing of value to see here, move on, people.

PS: How about making Safari stable for once? Mine crashes a few times every week and I'm on 10.8.5.

/rant


Apple isn't promoting this. Macrumors is pointing it out due to their sister site. It's in the article...
Rating: 6 Votes

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