Today Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced that there are 500 million active accounts at the Apple App Store and that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps to date.

Apple had record-breaking December in 2012 with over two billion downloads during the month.

The Apple developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users worldwide.

“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Developers have made over seven billion dollars on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world.”

Apple offers developers a significant amount of resources and tools to help them make great apps, plus a robust ecosystem and marketplace providing customers a safe and easy way to discover them.

Apple also provides developers great and amazing ways to monetize apps, which includes in-app purchase, subscriptions and advertising.

At the Apple App Store customers can choose from an incredible range of apps in 23 different categories, such as newspapers and magazines offered in Newsstand, games, business, news, sports, health & fitness and travel.

To note, the 40 billion downloads excludes re-downloads and updates.

The AAPL share price is currently around $525.

 

Eric Consiglio
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