Friday, April 24, 2009

Apple's App Store Downloads Top One Billion in Just Nine Months

"Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded one billion applications from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. The one billionth app, Bump created by Bump Technologies, was downloaded by Connor Mulcahey, age 13, of Weston, CT. As the grand prize winner of Apple's one billion app countdown contest, Connor will receive a $10,000 iTunes® gift card, an iPod® touch, a Time Capsule® and a MacBook® Pro."

""The revolutionary App Store has been a phenomenal hit with iPhone and iPod touch users around the world, and we'd like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve the astonishing milestone of one billion apps downloaded," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "In nine months, the App Store has completely revolutionized the mobile industry and this is only the beginning."

Today, the groundbreaking App Store has more than 35,000 applications available to consumers in 77 countries, allowing developers to reach tens of millions of iPhone(TM) and iPod touch users around the world. This summer the iPhone OS 3.0 software update will provide developers with over 1,000 new developer APIs enabling In-App Purchases, Peer-to-Peer connections, App control of accessories, and Push Notifications. The iPhone OS 3.0 release will also add over 100 customer features including cut, copy and paste; Spotlight(TM) search; landscape keyboard and view for all key iPhone apps; MMS* support; and expanded parental controls for apps, TV shows, and movies from the App Store.

*MMS messaging is available only on iPhone 3G; fees may apply. MMS may not be available in all areas.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone."


Chris Ronk said...

You know... I really wish I could afford the ATT phone plan. I would love to own an I phone and see what the hoopla is all about.

I remember when Apple was almost gone. I think Bill Gates invested his money to keep them afloat. Now he is even that much richer because of his competitor.

Gerry said...

$100 bucks a month is way to pricey for me.

I need unlimited sms.

Anonymous said...

I bet they reach 2 billion by summer time. Apple iphone is explosive and recession proof.

Anonymous said...

Microsoft iphone killer app with Tellme voice recognition will destroy Steve Jobs. muuuwahwhahwahwa

Georgia said...

I'm ashamed to say it but I actually bought 10 apps while they were looking for their billionth download.

Anonymous said...

I'm debating whether I want to take the iPhone plunge.

I'm a corporate blackberry user since 2000. Touch screens really scare me.