The Apple digital media juggernaut shows no sign of slowing.
On the first anniversary of the rollout of its digital media application repository App Store, Apple said customers had downloaded over 1.5 billion applications from the store. The applications run on Apple’s popular iPhone and iPod devices.
Apple did not say whether the downloads were for free apps or paid apps.
We believe majority of the downloads from the App Store are for free applications. The applications cover a whole gamut from games to entertainment to utilities to finance to sports to travel.
Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs boasted:
The App Store is like nothing the industry has ever seen before in both scale and quality. With 1.5 billion apps downloaded, it is going to be very hard for others to catch up.
App Store offers some 65,000 apps that run on the iPod touch and iPhone devices.
Apple has sold 40 million of the iPod touch and iPhone devices that can run apps from the App Store and has 100,000 developers participating in its iPhone Developer Program.