It was announced this morning by Apple that more than 100,000 apps are now available for download from their App Store.
Apple announced today that there are more than 100,000 apps now available in iTunes for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Release. However, Apple did not provide updates on how many downloads there have been; how many iPhones or iPods there are; or how many developers are part of its program.
At last count in September, Apple’s CEO Steve Job said more than two billion apps have been downloaded since July 2008; and that there was 85,000 apps, built by more than 125,000 developers. At that time, there were roughly 30 million iPhone users and 20 million iPod Touch owners.
More than 100,000 apps are now available in Apple’s App Store for use by the more than 50 million owners of iPhones and iPod Touches in 77 countries, Apple announced.
To date, consumers have downloaded more than 2 billion apps, the company added.
The number of apps and downloads is up from July, when Apple said more than 1.5 billion apps had been downloaded in the store’s first year of existence. At that time, the store featured more than 65,000 apps, and more than 40 million iPhones and Touches had been shipped.
Apple apps are available in 77 countries in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
We’ve known it was coming for a while now, but the milestone has finally been passed: Apple announced on Wednesday that the App Store now boasts more than 100,000 applications available for download. And download the people have, more than two billion times in 77 countries.
As you might expect, Phil Schiller weighed in on the announcement, calling the App Store “a major differentiator” for iPhone and iPod touch customers, of which there are more than 50 million. (Schiller didn’t comment on rumors that he had also asked his staff to address him as “Major Differentiator.”)
Apple’s App Store has seen tremendous growth, having only been open for business for just over a year and a quarter. The store hit one billion downloads about six months ago, at which point it had more than 35,000 applications. In September, when it hit two billion downloads, Apple said the store then boasted 85,000 applications.