Apple App Store: 40 Billion Total Downloads, Half of which in 2012

Apple has announced in its most recent press release that over 40 billion apps have been downloaded in its App Store, with almost half of those just last year. The figures do not include re-downloads and app updates.

The Cupertino-based company even added that December 2012 broke records in iOS app downloads, with over two billion downloads that are probably fueled by holiday sales of iOS devices. The App Store, according to Apple, now has more than 500 million active accounts and over 775,000 apps in store. Developers of iOS apps, meanwhile, have made over $7 billion in revenue through the App Store.

“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Appleā€™s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement. “Developers have made over $7 billion 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.”

Source: Apple, via TechCrunch

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