updated 01:10 pm EDT, Wed October 21, 2009
Figure goes unmentioned in Apple Q4 results
Apple has almost reached another important psychological milestone when it comes to the App Store, a tracking website claims. The store is said to be nearing over 100,000 active titles, scattered across a number of different categories. During its fourth-quarter results call, Apple cited only a figure of more than 85,000 apps; the current tally is already over 91,000, but Apple may be holding back in order to make a more dramatic announcement.
Games continue to represent the largest category at the App Store, with over 15,000 titles available. Entertainment follows in second at nearly 13,000 apps, and books occupy third place with a marginally smaller amount. A rapid drop-off begins at fourth place, as the travel category has a little over 6,500 titles. The smallest of the recognized categories is weather, with only slightly more than 400 choices. The number of App Store titles is already past 100,000 when considering inactive releases.