Apple has announced that the App Store has passed 40 billion downloads. About 20 billion apps were downloaded in 2012 and December 2012 was biggest month for the store with two billion downloads.
“It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services. “Developers have made over $7 billion on the App Store, and we continue to invest in providing them with the best ecosystem so they can create the most innovative apps in the world.”
Apple said there are 500 million active accounts on the app store, as well as 775,000 apps. Temple Run has been one of the biggest successes having been downloaded 75 million times. DragonVale and Clash of Clans have made over $100 million combined in ads alone.
The Apple app store launched in 2008 and hit 10 billion downloads in early 2011. 25 billion apps had been downloaded as of March 2012.