Apple App Store reaches 40 billion app downloads

Posted by: Brett

Apple announced today that the App Store has reached 40 billion app downloads since it’s inception and that almost half of that was during 2012. The App Store has over 775,000 applications and over 500 million active accounts.

“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president 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.”

“The success of our game Temple Run in 2012 was nothing short of astonishing,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “We were simply looking to create a game that was fun and easy to play, but once it hit the App Store, the game took off. This past year, we saw more than 75 million downloads of Temple Run on iOS.”

Source: Apple