Apple kicks off 2013 with a bang
It’s not a bad start to 2013 for Apple…
…the tech giant has announced that it has reached the milestone of over 40 billion app downloads and recorded over 500 million customer accounts. The company also declared December 2012 to be a record-breaking month with more than 2 billion downloads during the final month – excluding re-downloads and updates. Impressive, huh?
And it’s good news for devs too. The App Store currently logs 775,000 apps, 300,000 of those being counted as native iPad apps. Figures were also released stating that $7 billion is paid to developers of the apps, which are available in 155 countries globally averaging an astonishing 80 apps per person spread across devices including the iPad, iPod and iPhone.
So what does this mean? Well, in just over six months the company has experienced exceptional growth even for their standards, seeing 100 million new customers acquire apps and 10 billion additional downloads on the App Store.
These figures clearly show the dominance of the App Store. Its biggest competitor, Google Play, reached 25 billion downloads, across nearly 700,000 apps. Staggering numbers but still some way to go before it competes with Apple.