Apple Reaches 45B App Downloads With $9B Paid to Developers

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apples-app-store-icon-oDuring today's Q2 earnings call, Apple announced that it had hit a milestone of 45 billion total app downloads, up five billion from the 40 billion downloads that it reported in January.

There are now 850,000 iOS apps in total, with 350,000 of those being iPad-only apps. 800 apps were downloaded per second during the quarter, representing almost 70 million downloads a day.

Apple has now paid out a total of $9 billion to developers, a $1 billion increase since mid-February. According to Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, Apple is now paying developers more than $1 billion per quarter, with approximately $4.5 billion being paid out in the last year alone.

In total, Apple's digital storefront includes music stores in 119 countries with 35 million songs, movies in 109 countries, the iBookstore in 155 countries and the App Store in 155 countries, covering 90 percent of the world's population.

The second quarter of 2013 brought record earnings for iTunes, with a revenue of over $4.1 billion, a 30 percent increase year-over-year.

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98 months ago

However, the bulk of that over $1billion per quarter is paid out to a very small percentage of app developers. The vast majority of app developers make a little coffee/beer money or less directly from the App Store. Consulting for companies that can throw money away is the only real income opportunity these days for most.





Many small developers have made huge amounts of money thanks to the App Store, and many continue to do so. Just because you make a app and submit it does not mean you should be raking in cash instantly. Big companies start small.
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98 months ago
70 million apps downloaded a day is what I'm all like :eek: at.

Damn that's a lot of apps!
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98 months ago

Wait a minute, iPad-only? Not including universal apps that run on iPhone and iPad (not in the iPhone 2X emulation, but actually designed for iPad)?


Quite right! Apps only designed for iPad.
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98 months ago

covering 90 percent of the world's population.

what a reach...!
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98 months ago

70 million apps downloaded a day is what I'm all like :eek: at.

Damn that's a lot of apps!


Or 800 per second :eek:

Those figures are just insane aren't they? - almost impossible to get your head round!
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98 months ago

However, the bulk of that over $1billion per quarter is paid out to a very small percentage of app developers. The vast majority of app developers make a little coffee/beer money or less directly from the App Store. Consulting for companies that can throw money away is the only real income opportunity these days for most.


how would you like that to be changed?
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