25 billion downloads later…
The app store has collected the accolade of 25 billion app downloads.
To put this into perspective, according too http://www.worldometers.info the worlds current population is 7,025,991,749. So if we say that 25% of the world’s population (1,756,497,937) have an iPad or iPhone then on average people have downloaded at least 4 app each. That is nothing is it? I myself have owned and iPhone and currently have both and iMac and iPad with around 5/6 apps from the app store on each, so personally I have downloaded between 10/12 apps.
So is the app store doing as well as we think? I personally think that Apple think we should be downloading many more apps per person, on average they take 30% of the money from every app store download, so surely if every Apple customer only download say 5 apps, they are going to make around £10 from that customer. It’s nothing really considering the potential.
Look at the iOS family, to get any application (program) on these the only way is to purchase them from the Apple App Store, this means the App Store has a real potential to make money, especially if user downloaded more than 5 applications each.