3/5/2012 4:20:56 PM
Apple sells 25 billionth app
Apple has broken through the 25 billion apps downloaded barrier, with the milestone being reached with the purchase of Where's my Water? Free by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China.
The App Store launched in July 2008 and since then has sold an average of 18.7 million apps daily. Chunli Fu won a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card for downloading the 25 billionth app.
Apple’s senior VP of internet software and services Eddy Cue said: 'We’d like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded. 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.'
The App Store offers more than 550,000 apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch customers in 123 countries worldwide.
Editor: Graeme Neill