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Apple iOS App Store hits 500,000 app milestone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 May 2011 11:23 User comments (2)

Apple iOS App Store hits 500,000 app milestone Apple has approved the 500,000th app to the iOS App Store today, another large milestone for the ever growing store.
By comparison, the Android Market has just over 200,000 apps, Nokia's now defunct Ovi Store had 50,000 and BlackBerry World and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace both have under 25,000.

It is important to note that active apps are just about 400,000 due to replacements and removals, however.

Thanks to http://www.facebook.com/500kapps, a joint effort by Chomp, 148apps and Chillingo, we have an awesome infographic about the milestone, available here:

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2 user comments

124.5.2011 23:12

"It is important to note that active apps are just about 400,000 due to replacements and removals, however."

I would like to see the breakdown on that...like how many of those are banned for the use of free speech, how many were just so bad that they were killed off, how many changed names, and how many were malware.



225.5.2011 15:19

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"It is important to note that active apps are just about 400,000 due to replacements and removals, however."

I would like to see the breakdown on that...like how many of those are banned for the use of free speech, how many were just so bad that they were killed off, how many changed names, and how many were malware.

Well then that would be "attempted, refused and tainted".

Gimme a break! No one cares about what "could've been" and care only about what WAS.

Keep wondering

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