Apple App Store 500 Million Active Accounts and 40 Billion Downloads

Last week Apple announced that the Apple App Store hits 40 billion apps download, nearly 20 billion of it comes from year 2012 alone and a record-breaking of over 2 billion apps were downloaded in December 2012 alone.

Apple App Store

Over 775,000 Apps, 7 Billion Dollar Paid

Apple also announced that there are more than 775,000 iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Apps in the App Store now accessible to users from 155 countries around the world. There are more than 300,000 native iPad apps in the App Store.

It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community, 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. – said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

Apple also shared in the announcement that Temple Run iOS game was downloaded more than 75 million times from the App Store. Temple Run is a Free Game for both the iPad and iPhone.

Free games DragonVale and Clash of Clans were reported to have brought-in over $100 million combined. Both are free games for the iPad and iPhone.

Click on the links above or images below to download the games into your iPad and iPhone.

Temple Run DragonVale Clash of Clans






Over 500 Million Active Accounts

An important figure Apple showed off in this announcement is that they now have more than 500 million Active Account. What does this mean?

In consumer tech, companies like to measure themselves by their monthly active users. Facebook, for instance, says it has 1 billion monthly active users. Twitter says its has 200 million active users. Yahoo has 728.4 million monthly users, according to comScore. Apple is right in the mix with these companies. There is of course, one key difference. To use Twitter, Yahoo, or Facebook, all you need is an internet connection. To use the App Store, you need an internet connection, and an iOS device which has an average selling price around $450. – BusinessInsider


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