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Mac Heads Downloading 1 Billion Apps Per Month, Apple Says

Mac Heads Downloading 1 Billion Apps Per Month, Apple Says

It's taken Apple fans less than a year to download over 100 million apps from the Mac App Store, according to Apple. The Mac App Store is now home to half a million free and paid apps and is where customers have downloaded more than 18 billion apps at a clip of greater than 1 billion apps per month, the Cupertino outfit bragged on its website today.

"In just three years the App Store changed how people get mobile apps, and now the Mac App Store is changing the traditional PC software industry," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With more than 100 million downloads in less than a year, the Mac App Store is the largest and fastest growing PC software store in the world."


It's also par for the course for Apple, the company which arguably invented the whole app craze, or at least popularized it. Selling mobile electronic devices is no longer primarily about the hardware, but equally important is the downloadable software ecosystem. Content is the name of the game, and it's the reason why Amazon can sell it's Kindle Fire at a loss or break-even pricing, knowing that it will make a profit on music, movies, games, and other online sales tied to its device.

Apple's announcement comes a week after Google's Eric Chu, director of Android Developer Ecosystem, said that the Android Market eclipsed 10 billion app downloads and is growing at a rate of 1 bill app downloads every month.
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Excellent so the Android market and the Apple Appstore is on par. Of course what would be interesting would be to see what percentage of paid vs. free apps were in those 1 billion downloads. I would be the free apps would be much higher on the Android Market.

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Apples way of saying, and what android? :D

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quite impressive. But I do wonder how many of them are paid apps? 

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I'm pretty sure a significantly large portion of those downloads are free apps,

I wish they'd release some more informative information like the numbers for the amount of purchased/paid apps

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Wow. Ive only thought of app downloads on mobile phones but that alot for a pc base OS.

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