More than 1 million applications have been submitted to Apple's iTunes App Store since it opened its doors in 2008. The milestone was noted by Appsfire, which tracks the iTunes App Store.

493,289 of all of the applications submitted were paid apps and the company estimates that there are currently 736,247 applications in the app store, 45 percent of which require a payment to own. Since that's far below the 1 million figure, one has to assume that thousands of apps have either vanished or were rejected entirely by Apple. A report at the end of October revealed that Google's Play Store now has more than 700,000 applications, too, which suggests it's quickly catching up to Apple's ecosystem offering.

[via TNW]