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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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