App Store sees 60 apps downloaded for every iOS device sold

first_imgYou have to imagine that Apple can’t wait to get access to Verizon’s 93 million customers when the CDMA iPhone becomes officially available next month. It’s safe to say that Apple can expect a few new iPhone customers as a result which means more customers for the iTunes App Store. Yet, even without Verizon’s customers the App Store has done extremely well. In fact, the store will reach 10 billion downloads this month with a $10,000 iTunes gift card up for grabs for one a lucky app buyer.Market intelligence firm Asymco has been reviewing the data for the App Store and has worked out how many apps on average have been downloaded per iOS device.If you crunch the numbers it’s truly unbelievable how successful Apple has been with the App Store, especially when you consider it wasn’t open for business until July 2008 which is over a year and a half after the launch of the first iPhone. Since that time, Apple has been able to rack up more than 60 apps downloaded for every iOS device sold limited to an iPod, iPod touch and iPhone. That’s quite a leap from the 10 apps downloaded for every iPhone/iPod touch the store was able to achieve in the fall of 2008. Though app downloads have yet to exceed music downloads, in some respects the iTunes App Store has been more successful than its music counterpart.When the iTunes App Store reaches 10 billion downloads this month, it will have done so in half the time it took the iTunes Music Store to get there. While it took the iTunes Music Store 67 months to reach that target it will have only taking the App Store 31 months to do so.Read more at Asymcolast_img

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