Apple app store reaches 25 billion downloads in less than 4 years

By Telecom Lead Team: Devices major Apple announced that
users of more than 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices have
downloaded more than 25 billion apps from App Store. The 25 billionth user is
from China. Apple app store was launched less than four years ago.


Recently, Strategy Analytics
said that Apple and Android may take advantage of their positions to retain
developer interest, maintain a steady flow of high quality apps, and keep
consumers wedded to their ecosystems.


Apple to dominate apps, earning more than 53% paid app download
revenue in 2012

The average selling price of paid downloads is declining
across every major platform, as competition heats up and devices move into
emerging markets.


Apps will be the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show
(CES), as manufacturers are keen to cash in on the more than 41 billion phone
and tablet downloads in 2012.


To offset this loss, storefronts, carriers, and
developers look to virtual goods, an industry which will quintuple in size from
2011 to more than $1 billion in 2012.


According to an Apple press release, the 25 billionth app
downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli
Fu of Qingdao, China.


As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion
Apps, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.


When we launched the App Store less than four years ago,
we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or
that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS
users,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and


The App Store offers more than 550,000 apps to iPhone,
iPad and iPod touch users in 123 countries around the world, with more than
170,000 native iPad apps available. App Store customers can choose from an
incredible range of apps in 21 categories, including Newsstand, games,
business, news, sports, health & fitness and travel. The App Store has paid
out more than four billion dollars to developers.


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