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App Store tops 1.5 billion downloads in first year

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:23PM EST

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Following the Apple App Store’s 1-year anniversary this past Saturday, Apple has just released the official numbers encompassing the on-device portal’s performance through the first year of operation. To be quite frank, they speak for themselves:

  • Over 65,000 apps
  • Over 100,000 developers
  • Over 1,500,000,000 downloads

The App Store, now available in 77 countries, is only available on two different devices of course — the iPhone and the iPod touch. With combined sales of around 40 million units at this point, each device is responsible for an average of 37.5 downloads and each app has been downloaded an average of about 23,077 times. Long story short… Apple crushed it.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.