Apple’s App Store Reaches Its 15 Billionth Download

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If you own an Apple iOS product and you’ve not downloaded around 75 apps, you’re really not pulling your weight. Apple has announced that it has pushed out its 15 billionth app since launching the app store in June 2008, just a month after announcing 14 billion downloads at its Worldwide Developer’s Conference.

With more than 200 million iOS products in use worldwide – combining iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – that works out at an average of 75 apps per device. Although Apple hasn’t released data on how many of those 15 billion apps were free, the company says that it has paid more than $2.5 billion in commission to developers to date.

There are currently around 425,000 apps available in the App Store, according to Apple. Clearly, as someone who has little more than a handful on my iPhone, I really need to sample a few more.

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Graeme McMillan is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @Graemem or on Facebook at Facebook/Graeme.McMillan. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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