There is no doubt that Apple reigns supreme when it comes to its App Store, and the smartphone ecosystem wars overall, so it is no surprise when the Cupertino, CA giant releases information about app downloads, but today’s announcement that 40 billion apps have been downloaded since 2008 makes one’s jaw drop, especially when you factor in that 20 billion of those downloads occurred in 2012, and that the 40 billion does not include re-downloads and updates.
The official press release states that The App Store has over 500 million active accounts and that the App Store had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. The App Store now has 775,000 apps available for both the iPhone and iPad platforms, which is thanks to the incredible developer support that Apple continues to receive.
“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world.”
What is your take on Apple’s App Store? Is it the best just because it has 775,000 apps, or would you rather have less apps of a higher quality? Let us know in the comment section below.