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Apple App Store downloads pass the two billion mark

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:27PM EST

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It’s official: the App Store is growing like a weed. This past July, Apple issued an App Store status report of sorts — stating that its on-device software distribution platform had amassed over 65,000 apps that had been collectively downloaded over 1.5 billion times. Astonishing, especially considering the App Store was only a year old at that point in time. Now, roughly two and a half months later, Apple just announced it has passed the two billion mark where downloads are concerned and its catalog contains over 85,000 apps. To recap, that’s 500 million downloads and 20,000 new apps in less than three months. We wonder how many of them are to do lists.


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.