1.5 Billion iPhone Apps Downloaded and 65,000 iPhone Apps from App Store in First Year

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Apple has announced that iPhone and iPod Touch users have downloaded 1.5 billion iPhone Apps from the App Store in the first year, which is a mind blowing number.

Apple has also announced that the App Store has more than 65,000 iPhone apps and growing at a fast rate.

Apple made the following announcement on their website:

Apple today announced that customers have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications in just one year from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. The App Store is also growing at an incredible pace with more than 65,000 apps and more than 100,000 developers in the iPhone Developer Program.

"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."

Apple had crossed the 1 billion iPhone apps milestone towards the end of April. 1.5 billion iPhone apps downloaded in the first year is very impressive
when you consider that it took Apple around 2 years to sell 1 billion
songs on iTunes.

Congratulations to Apple and iPhone App developers for the mega success of the App Store.

As always, please let us know what you think. On this occasion, we would also love to know your favorite iPhone apps, so please drop us a line in the comments section below.

[via Apple]

  • http://www.trickplate.com scott

    Crazy!

  • Armanius

    wow wa we wa :o very niceeee :D my favorite app is Pocket God ;) You Know You Like Pocket God lol

  • duston

    it would probably be at 3 billion, if no one used cracked app's and bought all their apps

  • http://www.trickplate.com scott

    Actually, I think you are way off. If not for Jailbreaking, I think the number would be lower. Jailbreaking promotes iPhone sales. Competition promotes better apps. The two combined fuel App Store sales.

  • Shriv

    Yeap. well said

  • http://www.bradmurray.com Brad

    Why don't they give the number of paid apps and free apps separately? I'd be interested in seeing the actual revenue from app sales. People think nothing of downloading free apps to try them out and then delete them. I wouldn't be surprised if that behavior didn't account for over half of the downloads.

  • http://wiredgizmo.com gadget reviews

    wow 1.5 billion is a really impressive number. grats to apple

  • Mike

    I just downloaded my first one – Facebook iGift4u – so coool.. it's a must if you have iPhone and Facebook! I'm gonna download more now! Great job Apple!

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