Today at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, Apple announced that its iOS App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod has reached whooping 30 Billion downloads. App Store currently boasts more than 650,000 applications which is by far the largest digital store ever. From these 650,000 apps, 2225,000 apps have been built specifically for the iPad.
Tim Cook said that App developers are paid $5 Billion as earnings from app downloads. He also did not missed the opportunity to present shots of tablets running competitor’s (read: Google’s Android) tablets by saying that just a few hundred applications are available for this platform.
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Apple iTunes store holds record of more than 400 million active accounts and credit card information. Cook said it’s the largest number of accounts with credit cards anywhere on the Internet.
Cook also revealed that the App Store will continue to expand in more countries. The App store will be opening in 32 new countries. With the addition of these new countries, App Store will be available in a total of 155 countries.