Apple’s App Store Strikes 25 Billion Downloads

The Cupertino-based technology giant has announced on its webpage that its App Store has hit 25 billion downloads, which means that more than three apps per person across the world.

It clearly shows the higher demand for apps worldwide as well as the increasing smartphone penetration and Apple profits (30% cut from every app or in-app purchase goes to the company).

It is noticed that iOS users are downloading an increasing number of apps. A study was conducted last year that revealed iOS owners downloaded about 60 apps each, 50 more apps that each iOS owner downloaded back in 2008.

The increase in number of apps downloaded means that the number of devices sold also increased. According to Pew Survey conducted in 2011, 35% of the 2,277 US adults questioned in English or Spanish said that they had a smartphone. In one of its recent study Pew revealed that the percentage has now jumped to 46%. In the last quarter alone, 37 million smartphones were sold by Apple.

In 2011, the combined net sales for the iTunes Store, App Store and iBookstore remained at $5.4 billion, which were just 6% of the company’s net sales. However, these figures saw a rise of 33% over 2010.

In last quarter, Apple posted its highest revenue and earnings. Interestingly, if you see at the market value of the Apple, it is now worth more than the tea in China.

The Cupertino-based company promised to offer $10.000 gift card on hitting the 25th billionth app from its App Store. The company, however, not yet announced the winner. We soon will have the lucky winner who will receive $10,000 gift card that was promised ealier.

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