Apple's App Store Hits 15 Billion Downloads

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Apple today announced that the App Store for iOS devices has surpassed 15 billion downloads, having paid out over $2.5 billion to developers and sold over 200 million iOS devices.

Apple today announced that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store by the more than 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide. The App Store offers more than 425,000 apps and developers have created an incredible array of over 100,000 native iPad apps.

"In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "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."

The milestone puts the App Store essentially on par with Apple's iTunes Music Store, which the company announced as having reached 15 billion downloads at its Worldwide Developers Conference one month ago.

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Top Rated Comments

Ventucky Avatar
170 months ago
If my calculations are correct, Jan 24 2018 at 8:38 a.m. should be prime opportunity for the 1 trillionth download. Licking my chops for a $500 iTunes card!!!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Popeye206 Avatar
170 months ago
Didn't Apple say they had hit 14 Billion last month at WWDC? So a Billion downloads in a month:eek:

:eek::eek::eek: Wow!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RossMc Avatar
170 months ago
Didn't Apple say they had hit 14 Billion last month at WWDC? So a Billion downloads in a month:eek:
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tinman0 Avatar
170 months ago
4 posts in and people are being negative already.

A serious question - why do you people come to an Apple Fanboy website if you're just going to complain?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
170 months ago
I bet there is at least 10,000 really good apps in that list. A few that people never find out about. I wish there was a better navigation too to find good apps. Perhaps smart filters and ignore lists that weed out apps you don't care about. Perhaps some graphical tools to show you sub categories of apps to find those jems.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
170 months ago
And about 1/600,000,000 of those apps sold were mine!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)