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iOS App Store Reaches 25 Billion Downloads

by Brandon Russell | March 3, 2012March 3, 2012 10:00 am PST

iOS App Store hits 25 billion downloadsA picture is worth a thousand words, or in Apple’s case, 25 billion. Two weeks after revealing its App Store was nearing 25 billion downloads, Apple announced on Saturday the incredible milestone had been hit. One lucky downloader just won themselves a $10,000 App Store gift card.

By industry standards, the App Store is still relatively young – it was only launched in July 2008, making it less than four years old. But that’s not even the most amazing part. Remember Apple’s “Thanks a billion” announcement in April 2009? That was just under three years ago, meaning since then, iOS owners have downloaded 24 billion applications.To put things in even more perspective, an average of 18 million apps were downloaded a day. I think it’s safe to say Apple’s App Store has been a success.

No winner has been announced yet, but I’m sure Apple is in the process of contacting the lucky person.

Did you download anything from the App Store last night? You could be the winner.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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