Apple’s App Store reaches 25-billion downloads


Apple’s online store for mobile applications reached the historic milestone of 25-billion downloads early Saturday morning from the mere 600 000 apps available.

The welcoming image that Apple posted on their App Store's homepage (image: Apple)

“A billion thanks. 25 times over. The App Store has reached 25 billion downloads. Thanks for getting us there,” Apple announced on the homepage of their App Store.

As part of the celebrations, Apple promised to give a $10 000 App Store gift card to the person who downloaded the 25-billionth app, but the company is yet to announce the winner.

“The company has paid out over $4 billion to App Store developers and now carries roughly 600 000 applications in the digital storefront. The App Store launched in 2008, serving up 1.5 billion applications in its first year of operation,” Apple Insider wrote.

Charlie Fripp – Online editor