Apple App Store tops 40 billion downloads

Apple has announced that it has delivered 40 billion downloads from the App Store. Almost half of those downloads came in 2012. That’s an amazing statistic.  The iOS App Store was launched on July 10, 2008. That means customers downloaded as many apps in 2012 as they did in the previous three years combined. Wow.

Apple notes that these numbers reflect unique downloads, not re-downloads or updates. Congratulations to everyone involved with this incredible performance. It’s amazing to think that the App Store did exist just a few years ago.