App Store Hits 600,000 App Milestone (And Still Going Strong!)

Posted in Apple News, Apps on 25/04/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Among the many interesting things revealed in Apple’s quarterly earnings report yesterday was the fact that the App Store now has a whopping 600,000 apps, having added 50,000 in just the past month.

These apps are putting a lot of money in Apple’s pockets, and the pockets of developers, with iTunes having generated a total of $1.9 in revenue over the past three months (although it’s unclear how much of that went to apps vs. other areas).

Apple celebrated their 25 billionth app download last month, and although they didn’t provide updated figures for how many apps have been downloaded, the fact that the total number of apps has increased nearly 10% in just one month suggests that the number is rising quickly.

TechCrunch put together the below chart to demonstrate the exponential rise in App Store downloads:


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.