Apple today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps [40 billion unique downloads excluding re-downloads and updates], with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple.
via Apple PR
Apples Hausnummer zum Start in das neue Jahr ist beeindruckend. Während Apple immer noch die Zahl der Apps nennt, ist es auch in diesem Jahr die Qualität, die Apples Software-Laden von der Konkurrenz abhebt.