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Two Billion iPhone Apps Downloaded

A mere four months after the company announced that a billion apps had been downloaded in the store, Apple on September 28, said that the number of downloads had surpassed the two billion mark. That’s an incredible acceleration of growth–8 months to a billion, 6 months to another billion. These figures translate to a 6.6 million app-a-day download rate for the last two and a half months.

Apple said there are more than 85,000 apps available to the more than 50 million iPhone and iPod touch owners worldwide and over 125,000 developers in Apple’s iPhone Developer Program. As for downloads, it took nine months for Apple to hit the first billion. On April 24, 2009, there were 35,000 applications in the iTunes app store, showing that despite new competition from folks like Google’s Android, the company is not losing traction with developers.

According to Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, “The rate of App Store downloads continues to accelerate with users downloading a staggering two billion apps in just over a year, including more than half a billion apps this quarter alone.” The App Store has reinvented what you can do with a mobile handheld device, and our users are clearly loving it.”

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