Apple: 30 billion downloads from iOS App Store

In February, Apple celebrated the fact that it had 25 billion downloads from the iOS App Store. Today, as part of his keynote speech at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (via Engadget) Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the iOS App Store had reached the 30 billion app download mark. That means Apple is seeing five billion downloads for the iOS store in about four months.

Cook added that at the moment there are over 650,000 iOS apps that can be downloaded, and that 225,000 of those apps are specifically for the iPad. So far, a massive $5 billion in revenues has been paid to iOS app developers since the launch of the iOS store, according to Cook.

Cook also said that the iOS App Store will soon expand its market to 32 new countries, giving the download store a total of 155 countries from where its developers can offer their software products.

Cook went over a number of examples of the more interesting and helpful apps that are available in the app store at the moment, including an app for the iPad that allows a girl with a speech impediment to be able to communicate with her family members.

Source: Engadget

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How many of these so called downloads are reinstalls due to hardware failure? everyone I know has who has an apple device has had to do this at least 3 times, if not more. lol

deepfunkysoul said,
How many of these so called downloads are reinstalls due to hardware failure? everyone I know has who has an apple device has had to do this at least 3 times, if not more. lol

exactly. I cant count how many apps i've installed, checked out, deleted. (point being most apps are garbage) Why don't they ever give the uninstall numbers? Oh yea they would look bad.

deepfunkysoul said,
How many of these so called downloads are reinstalls due to hardware failure? everyone I know has who has an apple device has had to do this at least 3 times, if not more. lol

Actually, I think the biggest source of downloads are updates. Lets suppose I buy an app, and then there are 5 updates to that app. Is that counted as 6 downloads? Another source are the lite versions of apps. Let's suppose I download Angry Birds Free. I try it, I like it, I buy it and uninstall the free version. That is 2 downloads that they take credit for.

That brings up an important detail for the number of apps in the store. How many of those apps are lite versions? Some people like to talk about how few apps there are on the WP7 store (hey neowin, where was the 100,000 apps article?). But there are no lite versions in the WP7 store, while there are quite a few on the App Store. Not enough to make them equal, but it skews the numbers in Apple's favor.

x.iso said,
that's a lot of fart apps /s

Yeah I would say more like 100,000 apps if you don't count apps whose sole purpose is to be useless, impersonate other apps, or do nothing and have ads.