updated 09:20 am EDT, Mon September 28, 2009
iPhone app downloads reach 2b
Apple this morning said that App Store downloads had reached the two billion mark. The news follows just 158 days after the company said it had reached one billion downloads and now has over 85,000 apps with over 125,000 registered developers. It proves that the rate of downloads "continues to accelerate," according to Apple chief Steve Jobs.
The tally has downloads from the iPhone and iPod touch store averaging about 6.33 million downloads per day between reaching the initial milestone and today's date. In the past, Apple has stressed that its download figures are for first-time downloads for a given computer and not updates to what users already own.