Apple App Store Surpasses 10 Billion Downloads

It’s official: Apple’s App Store has hit 10 billion app downloads.

Apple recently started a countdown for the 10 billionth app and launched a contest to give a $10,000 iTunes gift card to the person who downloaded it.

At the end of September 2009, the App Store hit 2 billion apps downloaded and by January 2010, there were 3 billion downloads from the App Store.

However, it took just over a week for the app store to generate 250 million downloads, a testament to the incredible growth of Apple’s iPhone and iPad App Stores and, most recently, its Mac App Store. At this pace it will be able to hit 20 billion app downloads before the end of the year. It will probably grow even faster than that though, thanks to the Verizon iPhone.

No word yet who the lucky winner of the $10,000 iTunes gift card is.



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One Response to Apple App Store Surpasses 10 Billion Downloads

  1. Matmi says:

    10 BILLION downloads. Wow! 3 billions more Apps downloaded than there are people alive. Incredible. Especially as the majority of them were downloaded last year. Even more incredible for me personal, is that we know the guy whose App was the 10 billionth to be downloaded (not jealous at all 🙂 ) –

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