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Apple’s App Store Hits Half a Billion Downloaded Apps

Apple today has changed the homepage of their website (apple.com) to reveal that users have downloaded nearly half a billion apps. This shows a semi-strong acceleration in the app store’s download rate since previous numbers were reported.

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Back in December, Apple reported that they had passed the 10,000 application mark, and 300 million downloads. As you can gauge from the timeframe of the announcements, it took 4 months for Apple to hit 300 million downloaded apps, and nearly 3 more months for another 200 million. While the holidays surely had a part in boosting this number, there’s no denying these numbers are staggering within themselves.

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