How Well Did The App Store Do In A Year? 1.5 Billion Downloads, 65,000 Apps
The App Store has been a major success since it’s launch alongside the iPhone 3G a year ago but now Apple has the numbers to prove it’s the dominant App marketplace amongst any carrier.
Today, Apple announced that 1.5 Billion Apps have been downloaded since the store’s public debut. It was only 3 months ago that Apple held a contest leading up to its Billionth App download. In addition, the store now carries over 65,000 Apps from 1000,000 developers.
“The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.”