Apple has announced that their store has now served over 15 billion app downloads.
According to official statistics, their store has grown from zero apps to over 400,000 in the past three years, with a quarter of those being native to the iPad.
These are impressive figures any way you slice it, but looking at them another way makes it even more interesting. Apple lists 200 million iOS users globally, meaning that each user averages 75 apps.
It’s true, many are free, and many others are just garbage, but that isn’t the point. Before there was an App Store to use, installing phone software was a disaster. It is now so compelling and easy to install them, that an average user has 75 apps on their unit. Many people pass the time nowadays by just browsing and purchasing apps.