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App Store reaches 25 billion downloads

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Monday, March 5, 2012
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games

Apple has announced that over 25 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. According to the release, the downloads account for the usage of over 315 million iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners worldwide. The 25 billionth app downloaded Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. The release also states that the App Store now offers over 550,000 apps, with 170,000 of those being native to the iPad.

“We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users.”

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