Four years on, almost 1M apps have been built for iOS
As we arrive on four years of the iOS App Store being made available, Apps Fire (via The Next Web) pointed out this morning that the thriving app marketplace will reach 1 million total apps approved for iOS. Apps Fire tweeted that the milestone will be reached later today; however, The Next Web said it confirmed that Apple reached 1 million total apps, already.
According to AppShopper, another app discovery service that tracks the App Store, the current number of approved apps by Apple sits at 995,382. As for the number of apps actually available for download on the iOS App Store, there are 714,883. At any rate, it’s clear that Apple has/will reach the milestone—even if publicly announced or not.
During the iPhone 5 launch event in late-September, Apple announced that its average customer now uses over 100 apps. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said, “It’s been an absolute revolution. It’s phenomenal. Together with the incredible products, these have helped us achieve an incredible milestone.”