iOS4 Apps will soon outsell iTunes songs

At the current rate of growth, Apple will be selling more mobile applications than music tracks in a matter of months.

A graph created and posted by industry analysis outfit Asymco shows the cumulative results of Apps and songs downloaded starting on the same date, and reveals that unless something drastic happens, software sales will overtake music before the end of the year.

According to Asymco it took iTunes nearly five years to reach 6.3 billion downloads, whereas the App Store reached the same milestone in just 2.2 years.

iOS users are currently downloading 17.6 million Apps every day compared to 7.5 million songs. Which goes quite a long way to explaining why Apple is currently the wealthiest tech company on the planet.