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Apple’s App Store passes 40 billion downloads

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Mon Jan 07 2013, 15:02
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple has proudly announced that its App Store has seen 40 billion app downloads, almost half of which were in the last year.

The App Store is where Apple iOS users go to get pieces of software to run on their iPhones, iPads and iPods. These include amusements like Angry Birds, as well as news and productivity widgets.

People, it seems, went crazy for apps in 2012. Apple said that its App Store has over 500 million active accounts and that users of iPods, iPads and iPhones made two billion downloads during the month of December alone, and a total of 40 billion apps excluding updates and redownloads.

"It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community," said Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services.

"Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world."

Apple said that its developer community has created over 775,000 apps for its devices and that developers have been paid over $7bn by Apple as a result. µ


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