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Apple App Store Passes 40 Billions Downloads Overall, 20 Billions in 2012 Only
Apple App Store has hit another exclusive milestone as more than 40 billions apps have been downloaded from the store since its opening in 2008. Amazingly enough, the rate of downloads is consistently accelerating with 20 billion downloads in 2012 only as announced by Apple today.
App Store offers more than 775,000 apps for all members of society including kids, movie and music lovers, designers, housewives, engineers and doctors as well. There are now 500 million users having accounts on the App Store, and amazingly over two billion apps were downloaded in the last month of December that is a new record for Apple.
“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.”
Imangi Studios is the most downloaded app from App Store in 2012 as it was downloaded more than 75 million times last year.
In 2012, the husband and wife team at Imangi Studios saw their game Temple Run downloaded more than 75 million times; Backflip Studios and Supercell, two emerging game development studios, brought in over $100 million combined for their leading freemium titles DragonVale and Clash of Clans; and emerging services including Uber, Flipboard, HotelTonight, and AirBnB attracted millions of users on iOS. Companies including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Autodesk, Marvel and Major League Baseball continued to expand their iOS offerings, while developers like JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Interactive and Bottle Rocket Apps continued to push the boundaries of what iOS apps can do.