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Apple Boasts 20 Billion Apps Downloaded in 2012

Jan. 7, 2013

It's stock may no longer be on a relentless rocket trajectory, but among consumers Apple remains as popular as ever.

The maker of the iPhone and iPad said Monday that its App Store had now passed the milestone of 40 billion apps downloaded, including 20 billion in 2012 alone. The downloading frenzy reached its peak in December, a month in which 2 billion apps were downloaded from Apple's servers.

The company said that the App Store has more than 500 million active users who can choose from some 775,000 apps available for iOS devices.

App developers have made sales worth over 7 billion dollars through the store, according to Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.

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Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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