Today Apple announced that the 425,000 apps that are currently in the App Store have generated over 15 billion downloads, turning the store into what is without a doubt the most successful software marketplace.

The press release reveals that those 15 billion apps were downloaded on over 200 million iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. As part of their program, Apple has paid over $2.5 billion to developers worldwide…

“Apple® today announced that over 15 billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store™ by the more than 200 million iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide. The App Store offers more than 425,000 apps and developers have created an incredible array of over 100,000 native iPad apps.

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “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.”

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.”

What’s up Android Market?

  • Jon Garrett

    15 billion apps? they dont even have 15 billion apps so they should have said 15 billion downloads.

    “revolutionary” appstore? Handango and pocketpc.com did that back in the 90’s. so they should have said “we took someone’s idea of selling mobile apps for mobile devices and made it different”

    What’s up Android market?

    – still the most popular mobile OS in the world, there’s a reason why people choose Android over iOS
    – will have more apps in the Marketplace by end of summer than apple’s app store
    – market share nearly 40% and growing
    – twice and many people are activating Android phones than apple
    – projected to reach 1 million activations per day by fall 2011

    Not bad for an OS that

    – only 3 years old
    – fragmented (but wont be by fall 2011 with Ice Cream Sandwich

    • Carl

      You just can not afford an apple device stick with your cheap android jon lol

    • Viper

      Thats like saying my 2011 Honda Civic is better than your 2011 Mercedes C Class because there are more Civic’s out there.
      Flawed thinking right there.

    • Cameron

      I agree with you, this were solid facts so everyone else can just FUCK OFF

    • Stark

      enjoy your plastic douche.