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  • Today Marks the App Store's Fifth Anniversary

    Wednesday marks the App Store’s fifth anniversary. The App Store was originally unveiled on July 10th, 2008, and five years later the App Store has exploded in popularity.

    Our own Michael Essany shared some interesting numbers about a week ago that display the App Store's explosion in popularity over the last five years:

    • On July 10th, 2008, Apple opened the iPhone App Store with a scant 500 apps.
    • The App Store is now populated by some 850,000 applications.
    • There are now 350,000 native iPad apps available on the App Store.
    • The App Store has generated more than 50 billion app downloads to date.
    Apple is celebrating the App Store’s fifth anniversary with a new banner in the App Store. When you tap on the banner, you are presented with a huge list of free applications and games, many of which are usually very high on the price scale.

    You can celebrate the App Store’s fifth anniversary today too by downloading all of those free applications while they’re still free!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Today Marks the App Store's Fifth Anniversary started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Almost a million apps.
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Only 10 apps/games. I was hoping for more than that. Especially if they made pages, numbers and keynote free.
    1. Ardivian's Avatar
      Ardivian -
      the "huge list of free applications and games" just links to the forum.
    1. riassan's Avatar
      riassan -
      Pretty much apple being ....... Apple. Lol
    1. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      Banner wont work on my ios7 beta 3
    1. Own3d's Avatar
      Own3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by Titan3636 View Post
      Banner wont work on my ios7 beta 3
      Same. Wtf
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      Quote Originally Posted by Own3d View Post
      Same. Wtf
      Same here. I just downloaded the free games and apps in the top charts.