Apple’s App Store reaches 500k apps, Mac App Store sells 100 million apps
Today Apple announced that its mobile App Store crossed the half-million app threshold — a number that dwarfs Android’s meager 300,000. Apple’s App Store, launched over three years ago, caters to the iOS-equipped iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Equally impressive is the company’s download tally from its year-old Mac App Store: over 100 million, at last count. That’s more than the populations of the United Kingdom and Canada. Combined.
If that’s hard to swallow, here’s a little perspective: The mobile App Store continues to peddle roughly a billion apps per month.
Apple went on to say:
In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry. With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world.
Apple’s impressive (and intimidating) announcement comes as Microsoft is gearing up for a February release of its Windows Store. Talk about taking the wind out of their sails. No pressure, guys.