App Store Hits 15 Billion Downloads, $2.5 Billion Paid to Developers

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The rate that people are downloading apps from Apple’s App Store continues to grow at a staggering rate. Apple announced today that the App Store has had over 15 billion downloads, generating $2.5 billion in revenue for developers. The App Store has grown to include over 425,000 apps, with 100,000 apps available specifically for the iPad.

The press release noted that more than 200 million iOS devices have been sold around the world, and the App Store is available in over 90 countries.

MacRumors notes the significance of the 15 billion number by pointing out Apple’s Music Store, opened in 2003, only reached 15 billion song downloads just last month.


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