Recently Apple announced that it reached 300 million downloads
on Dec. 5 in just five months of its App store launch in iTunes. And it also announced that it had more than 10,000 applications
during that period.
Now, Apple announced
that it had surpassed 500 million apps downloads in just over six months. The last 200 millions Apps were downloaded in just five weeks. The rise is due to the holiday sales of iPhone and iPod Touch.
Apple didn’t state how much of the Apps were free, but even if they had sold 10 to 15 percent, they and the developers, who make 70 percent of the total sales (Apple takes the remaining 30 percent), would have raked in impressive profits
. The price of Apps range from zero to $999.99 (IAmRich
later was pulled from the iTunes store).
With the pace it is growing, the Store could reach the 1-billion milestone shortly.