App Store Passes 2Billion Download Mark, 85,000 Apps Available

Apple has announced that the iTunes App Store has surpasses 2billion downloads. This comes from a selection of over 85,000 applications. These number should come as now shock considering there are over 50million iPhone and iPod Touch owners, and 125,000 registered iPhone developers.

“The rate of App Store downloads continues to accelerate with users downloading a staggering two billion apps in just over a year, including more than half a billion apps this quarter alone,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The App Store has reinvented what you can do with a mobile handheld device, and our users are clearly loving it.”

These numbers come just three weeks after Steve Jobs announced there were over 1.8 Billion App Store downloads, during the ‘Rock and Roll’ media event. What makes this more impressive is due to the fact that software updates are not included in these numbers.
Apple also mentions that the App Store is available in 77 countries, and over 20 app categories to choose from.
Chart courtesy of MacRumors.