Apple App Store reaches 25-billion mark

2012-03-03 13:29

New York – Apple’s App Store for iPad and iPhone devices recorded its 25 billionth application download today, its iTunes website showed, though the company has yet to announce the winner of a $10 000 (about R75 000) app store gift voucher.

The new milestone showed that app downloading volumes have accelerated sharply.

It took nine months for the first billion apps to be downloaded after their launch in 2008 and it was only in January 2011 that the 10-billion mark was reached.

The app store now offers about 600 000 applications to owners of Apple devices.

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