The App Store just reached a major new milestone, as it served its 15 billionth app earlier this week, and has served about 1 billion apps a month since last January, when the App Store served its 10 billionth app. To put things in perspective, it took over 9 months for the App Store to hit the 1 billion mark back in April 2009. The App Store now offers over 425,000 apps, including 100,000 iPad-specific apps, and is available in 90 countries.
More than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the revolutionary App Store and more than 425,000 apps are available, including more than 100,000 native iPad apps, to consumers in 90 countries. Users of the more than 200 million iOS devices around the world can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, education, sports, health, reference and travel. Apple has paid developers over $2.5 billion to date. In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen. Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.Given that as of March 2011, Apple sold over 185 million iOS devices (100 million iPhones, 25 million iPads and 60 million iPod touches), the average iOS user has downloaded over 80 apps – an impressive number, to say the least. Also note that since its inception, the App Store generated over $3.5 billion in revenue, and that Apple has paid developers a whopping $2.5 billion to date. For more details, the full press release is available here.