More than 85,000 apps available for iPhone and iPod touch
Apple said that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store, creating a new landmark for the largest application store in the world.
Cupertino, California-based company said that it has more than 85,000 apps available to more than 50 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide and over 125,000 developers in Apple’s iPhone Developer Program.
Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, said: “The rate of App Store downloads continues to accelerate with users downloading a staggering two billion apps in just over a year, including more than half a billion apps this quarter alone. The App Store has reinvented what you can do with a mobile handheld device, and our users are clearly loving it.”
The Apple App Store allows iPhone and iPod touch users to choose from a range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
Apple has launched the App Store in July 2008. Following the successful App Store, many companies including Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia and RIM have opened their own application stores for users to download applications to their handsets.
Earlier this month, Apple has unveiled new iPod models as well as a new version of iTunes sync software on the desktop, which is packed with features such as iTunes LP, Home Sharing and Genius Mixes, as well as a redesigned store and improved syncing.
Reportedly, with improved syncing in iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1, users can organise apps right in iTunes and they will automatically appear on the iPhone and iPod touch with the same layout.