iOS App Store Now Has 500,000 Apps (Infographic)

May 24, 2011 - 3 Comments

iOS App Store with 500000 Apps

The iOS App Store is not even three years old yet but Apple has already approved 500,000 apps in the USA’s App Store alone. That’s a whole lot of iOS apps for your iPhone and iPad. This is according to 148apps, who created a giant infographic to show off the accomplishment.

Some interesting stats about the App Store from the infographic include:

  • Average number of apps per developer: 4.6
  • Average price for paid apps: $3.64
  • Total number of free apps: 147,966
  • Total number of paid apps: 244,720
  • Projected total number of app sales for 2011: 15,000,000,000 (that’s 15 billion)

This next part isn’t included in the infographic, but I think it’s worth mentioning here for comparative purposes. These are the major mobile app stores and their respective app counts, as you can see Apple dominates here too:

  1. Apple iOS App Store: 500,000
  2. Google Android App Store: 200,000
  3. Nokia Ovi App Store: 54,000
  4. RIM Blackberry App Store: 30,000
  5. Microsoft Windows Phone Mobile Market: 18,000
  6. Palm & HP App Store: 6,405

Impressive numbers, aren’t they?

You can get more details of the iOS App Store milestone achievement in the massive 600×4350 infographic, embedded below:


Infographic: Half a Million Apps in iOS App Store

Infographic via 148apps, and individual app store counts via GoogleBlog, Wikipedia.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone, News

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  1. Wallaby says:

    These are huge numbers but really I only use about 15 apps on my iPhone frequently, and maybe another 15 on the iPad. I think this is the same for everyone, plenty of choice but few you really need, and I mean this for all platforms not just iOS.

  2. APo says:

    I’ve always wondered why can’t I browse all these apps, not just Top 25, Top Free or Top Paid, this is really stupid, or I am really stupid for not knowing how, which is it?

  3. [...] its motto of “there’s an app for that.” With over 500,000 apps in the App Store at last report in May, users from any demographic won’t have to search far to find countless apps that fits [...]

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