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Apple App Store has a record December, hits 40-billion all time downloads

Posted By Lauren Granger On January 7, 2013 @ 8:16 am In Apple,News | Comments Disabled

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Well, Apple had a good festive season. The company announced [1] today that it had a record-breaking December, with more than two billion iOS apps downloaded from its App Store. The last month rounded out a nice 2012 for Apple: it hit a record 40-billion app downloads, and just under 20-billion of those were from last year.

Yes, we’re talking unique downloads here: those figures exclude re-downloads and updates from Apple’s 500-million active account holders. It also took the opportunity to reveal that there are over 775 000 apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide — although the Store only has 300 000 native apps for iPad. Still, it’s a significant step up (in quantity, at least) from the Windows Phone Store’s 150 000 apps and just ahead of the Google Play Store’s most recently reported [2] figure, 675 000 apps (but only 25-billion downloads).

The teams behind those apps have been making a some cash from all those downloads too — Apple says it has paid out over over US$7-billion to app developers so far.

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[1] announced: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/01/07App-Store-Tops-40-Billion-Downloads-with-Almost-Half-in-2012.html

[2] reported: http://memeburn.com/2012/09/google-play-store-675k-apps-25bn-downloads/

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