App Store reaches 85B downloads

App Store reaches 85B downloads

22 OCT 2014

Apple announced that its App Store achieved record revenue during its most recent quarter, after passing 85 billion downloads since launch in 2008.

The iPhone maker said App Store revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter was 36 per cent up on the same period in 2013 (specific sales figures were not revealed).

iTunes, of which the App Store is a part, achieved $4.6 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter, an 8 per cent increase on the equivalent quarter last year.

Apple CFO Luca Maestri said that the number of registered app developers has increased by 22 per cent over the past 12 months, with the total number close to 10 million. He noted strong interest in the enterprise sector, with the number of developers in this area increasing 39 per cent.

Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, noted that the App Store is making progress in China, describing growth in the market as “phenomenal”. He added that Chinese developers have now created 150,000 apps.

The latest download figure means that 10 billion downloads have been made since July, when the total figure was 75 billion.

The number of titles in the App Store was 1.3 million by the end of September, up from 1.2 million announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco in June.


Tim Ferguson

Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter... More

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