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15 Billion Downloads from iTunes App Store and Still Counting, Apple Thanks Developers

Apple’s iTunes App Store platform has breached the 15 Billion app downloads, a milestone that the company was happy to announce, amid competition from Android and the likes.

The company said in a press release (opens in new tab) that its App Store had breached the 15 billion download marks by more than 200 Million iOS based devices the world over.

Apple also revealed that the App Store had more than 450,000 apps out of which more than 100,000 were dedicated to the iPad tablet PC device. The company also revealed that it had paid more than $2.5 billion in revenue.

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.

“Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.” he continued.

Apple had a roaring start in the Smartphone market and continues to enjoy massive sales, thanks to its indigenous product design and software. However, the company’s Smartphone dominance has somewhat diminished by Google’s Android platform.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.