App Store downloads in October hit new record thanks to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

image App Store October downloads

The demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was never in question, and if it was, the sales numbers should have put them to rest. As it turns out, the App Store got plenty of attention, too.

In a recent post published by the mobile marketing firm Fiksu, the App Store managed to have a noteworthy record broken in October, thanks to the launch of the larger iPhone 6 and even bigger iPhone 6 Plus. According to the October App Store Competitive Index, iOS users managed to download 7.8 million apps per day from within the Top 200 free iOS apps. Looking back at September, that means the App Store saw a 42 percent jump in downloads from one month to the next. In year-over-year numbers, that marks a 39 percent increase.

Of course, with the holidays right around the corner, and developers likely to work out discounts and other marketing ideas to lure new buyers, the trend is expected to continue for a bit of a stretch.

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[via Fiksu]