Apple have announced that the App Store has now registered over 40 billion downloads.
The milestone was recently passed, and even more amazingly, nearly half of that total was in 2012 alone. Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet software and services, said;
“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community. Developers have made over $7 billion 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 huge number of downloads in 2012 is being attributed to the increase in smartphone use across the world. Apple say that their App Store has over 500 million active user accounts and features a global library of approximately 775,000 apps.
Source: IT Pro Portal