App Store Reaches 40 Billion Downloads

By David Radd

Posted January 8, 2013

Apple has announced that they have seen the download of over 40 billion apps, including 20 billion in 2012 alone, having paid out over $7 billion to developers. The App Store has over 500 million active accounts and saw over two billion downloads during December, a new record in a month for a store with over 775,000 apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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

“The success of our game Temple Run in 2012 was nothing short of astonishing,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “We were simply looking to create a game that was fun and easy to play, but once it hit the App Store, the game took off. This past year, we saw more than 75 million downloads of Temple Run on iOS.”


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