As Apple's iTunes App Store nears 10 billion downloads, analysts have estimated that more than 60 apps have been downloaded onto each iOS device sold.
Data revealed by Asmyco shows that in 2008, 10 apps were downloaded per iPhone or iPod Touch purchased, highlighting the meteoric rise in popularity for Apple's iTunes App Store platform, Tech Crunch reports.
“In the fall of 2008, there were about 10 apps downloaded for every iPhone/iPod touch. Two years later the rate was more than five times higher. There are significant implications for the network effects related to the iOS platform,” the company said in a blog post.
The firm revealed that around 30 million apps were being downloaded from Apple's platform every day. Asmyco divided the number of apps downloaded by users with the number of iOS devices sold by Apple to get its figures.
To celebrate hitting 10 billion downloads, Apple is offering a $10,000 iTunes voucher to the person who downloads the 10 billionth app on the platform.