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Users will download 1 billionth iPhone app within days

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Apr 2009 22:04 User comments (4)

Users will download 1 billionth iPhone app within days According to calculations made by Mobile Squared, Apple will see the 1 billionth application downloaded from their App Store on April 23rd.
The site calculates that Apple currently average daily downloads of 5.1 million apps and needs under 10 million downloads to hit the milestone.

Earlier this month, on April 10th, Apple began a countdown web page and began a promotion to give away prizes including a $10,000 USD iTunes Gift Card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro. Every free or paid app download counts as an entry into the giveaway.

The site also says for the first 500 million downloads, Apple was only averaging 2.98 million downloads per day, so it is blatantly obvious that the content has grown more popular in the past six months. The most popular apps are currently, and will always be, the free ones, but data shows the average cost of paid apps is $2.20.

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4 user comments

121.4.2009 23:09

This is sad...

222.4.2009 14:09

Indeed. Lol I've jail broken all my mates iPhones/iTouches and they're all downloading apps for free.
14 yr old+All of iHack community > Apple.

322.4.2009 14:57

I concur...This is sad indeed...Some apps are cool...but others are as lame as most WiiWare titles...but that's another story...

422.4.2009 17:51

Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's like saying "Extra Extra, read all about it. Planet about to have 7 billion human beings on it"

It's expected, it's inevitable and it's totally disinteresting.

Why don't they just say "Hey, have you heard.............?..........water is WET"


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