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Apple’s App Store Hits 20 Billion Downloads in 2012 Alone

By January 16, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

Apple, a company well-known for their ‘iGadgets,’ has reached a new milestone today. Last year, the App Store was used for over 20 billion app downloads, which means 40 billion lifetime downloads for the application overall.

The App Store has some 500 million active accounts which downloaded some 2 billion applications in December of 2012 alone. That makes December the best month the company has ever seen for downloads of its 775,000 approved apps for iOS devices.

This growth means tons of new revenue for the developers of the App Store. Apple claims that over $7 billion has been given to the developers of both the App Store and iOS. This kind of revenue is astounding – however, so is the growth.

In June of 2012, less than a year before the December announcement, Apple had already hit 30 million downloads and some 400 million active App Store accounts. Between June and October, the App Store gained another 5 billion downloads to raise the total to 35 million. According to those figures, the acceleration of the App Store’s growth is absolutely staggering.

And it doesn’t stop here. The acceleration is expected to continue over the next year according to several research companies including the well-known Flurry Analytics. Two billion applications are expected to be downloaded to Android and iOS-based devices each and every week in 2013.

Chris Forte

Chris Forte, President and CEO of Olmec Systems, has been in the MSP workspace for the past 25 years. Chris earned his Master’s Degree from West Virginia University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was a past member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a current member of the New Jersey Power Partners and Executive Association of New Jersey, where he has previously served on its board of directors. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling with his family. He also admits to being a struggling golfer and avid watcher of college football and basketball. He currently lives in Boonton Township, NJ with his wife, two daughters, son, and black lab Luna.