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This article was published on January 5, 2010

3 billion iPhone apps downloaded in just eighteen months.

3 billion iPhone apps downloaded in just eighteen months.
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Chris Brandrick is a UK-based freelance journalist with an interest in tech and videogaming. Follow him on Twitter here. Chris Brandrick is a UK-based freelance journalist with an interest in tech and videogaming. Follow him on Twitter here.

appstore_logoApple revealed this Tuesday that over 3 billion applications have now been downloaded from its ever-growing App Store. Apple’s trend-setting digital store originally opened just eighteen months ago, back in July of 2008. Since then, the application store has gone on from strength to strength, reaching it’s first billion downloads in April of last year, and now playing host to more than 100,000 available apps.

This impressive worldwide figure includes downloads made for both iPhone and iPod Touch devices from a total of 77 countries. AppleInsider detailed that this striking app-frenzy feat is thanks to more than 10 million applications being downloaded every single day, and without little doubt this figure accelerated thanks to Apple enjoying a highly favourable festive period.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the following upon reaching the milestone:

“Three billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months—this is like nothing we’ve ever seen before, The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.”

Jobs’ comments in regard to the lacking mobile competition is well-documented, with rival application stores failing to reach the dominant position that Apple find themselves in today. Apple is on top, and for the foreseeable future I can’t see them being moved.