Apple’s App Store reaches 15 billion downloads

The monstrous app store carries on its never ending conquest over our wallets 

15 billion app downloads is a mightily impressive number for Apple to proudly share with the world, but even more impressive is the US$2.5bn paid out to developers. With teams like Rovio (the mastermind dev behind Angry Birds) making millions off apps and merchandise there’s clearly never been a better time to be a code monkey.

The latest app count stands at over 425,000 and although some of them are naturally a bit naff – as with any app store – the ones that are good more than make up for it. We can only hope that the good stuff continues to be churned out whilst our funds are slowly but surely eaten away by those devilish micro-transactions.


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