Apple store downloads hits 40 billion mark

Posted on January 8, 2013 01:56 am

Apple senior vice president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue has over the last few hours announced that Apple has had more than 40 billion apps downloaded for the brand beloved gadgets. The company has in return paid out billions of dollars to developers from around the world. According to the data, nearly half of those downloads are for iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch devices were done last year, with the App Store seeing a record setting December in which two billion copies of mini programs were snatched up. It was an incredible year for the iOS developer community especially where App Store is available and currently stands at 155 countries.

The date shows there ere are more than 500 million active accounts at the App Store, which is stocked with more than 775,000 applications for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. Apple said that the amount of money it has paid out to app makers has topped $7B. A Temple Run game made for Apple gadgets by a husband-and-wife team at Imangi Studios was downloaded more than 75 million times, while the studios behind games DragonVale and Clash of Clans raked in a combined total of $100 million.

Contador Harrison