iOS App Store hits 10 billion downloads [Updated]


 

Apples highly successful iOS App Store has just announced that it has hit the ten billion download mark for the iOS Family with over 400,000+ applications now available. The App Store was launched on July 10, 2008 with just a few 500 apps available and soon became a worldwide phenomenon with hitting the ten million download mark in just a matter of a few days. Less than a year later the store reached the one billion download mark, with 35,000 apps available. It is unclear to us though if the number of downloads includes duplicates and updates but these numbers are quite impressive either way. The current rate of downloads from the App Store is guaranteed to be on the rise as the announcement of the Verizon iPhone 4 will be hitting US stores on the 10th of February.

Apple is still yet to announce the lucky winner that will receive a $10,000 iTunes voucher to the person that downloaded the tenth Billion app.

[Update] Apple has released a statement saying that the lucky person that won the $10,000 iTunes voucher is Gail Davis of Kent, UK. Who was the person that downloaded the 10,000,000,000 app from the app store which was Paper Glider.

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