Apple has just issued a press release announcing that they’ve hit 3 billion applications downloaded less than 18 months after the App Store opened. Here are some key milestones:
- July 14 2008: Apple App store opens and during the weekend over 10 million applications were downloaded.
- April 24 2009: 1 billion applications downloaded; took 9 months.
- September 28 2009: 2 billion applications download; took 5 months to hit the next billion.
- January 5 2010: 3 billion applications downloaded; took 3 months to hit yet another billion.
I still don’t believe these numbers really mean anything. Most applications are just prettier versions of websites that already exist. Anyway, expect Apple’s stock to jump, fanbois to foam from the mouth, and Android lovers to say that at least their devices can multitask. Nokia users will recieve a prompt sometime tomorrow asking them if they want some Hannah Montana wallpapers.