1.5 Billion App Store Downloads in First Year ➝

App Store Turns One

The App Store has now been around for a full year and Apple is highlighting their favorite applications and games in a special section of the store.

The App Store has come a long way in one year. Apple had this to say in a press release from yesterday:

Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded more than 1.5 billion applications in just one year from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world. The App Store is also growing at an incredible pace with more than 65,000 apps and more than 100,000 developers in the iPhone™ Developer Program.

“The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.”

The growth of the App Store is pretty impressive, and with 40 million iPhone OS devices now sold this growth won’t be stopping anytime soon.