Apple surpasses 25 billion app downloads

Posted on Mar 6 2012 - 3:31am by Julius

Apple has announced the lucky winner who downloaded the 25 billionth app from its iTunes store.

Qingdao’s Chunli Fu, a Chinese iOS device owner, won a $10,000 iTunes gift card by downloading the free version of Disney’s hit game Where’s My Water? This feat only shows how good Apple’s iOS ecosystem is currently performing.

“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue in a statement posted in the Apple website. “When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.”

The company stated in its release that there are more than 315 million iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices in the world, which sees that the average downloads per device is almost 80 apps, both free and paid.

According to Apple news site AppleInsider, the company has paid more than $4 billion to developers and offers around 600,000 apps in the iTunes Store. Some of the hottest apps available are Draw Something, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Jetpack Joyride, Pinterest and Temple Run.

Apple is expected to unveil the newest and more powerful iPad tablet in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 7.


via: Apple

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