Apple has announced that it’s iTunes App Store has reached an amazing 15 billion downloads. The App Store currently offers more than 425,000 apps for iOS devices, including 100,000 native iPad apps.
In the press release document, Apple claims to have more than 200 million iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users worldwide. However, as pointed out by John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Apple claim to have sold over 200 million iOS devices. But the number of devices and users don’t correlate one-to-one as some users own multiple iOS devices.
According to MacTalk, that’s roughly about 75 apps per user or 833 million apps per month.
“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.” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
Apple’s App Store has a huge lead over both Google’s Android Apps Market and Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace in terms of number of apps available. To put things into perspective, the Android Apps Market currently has over 200,000 apps available and the Windows Phone Marketplace recently just reached 25,000 apps.
Last month at this year’s WWDC, Apple revealed that 14 billion apps had been downloaded. This means that roughly a billion apps have been download in just a month. Staggering.