The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 08, 2013
 

More than 40 billion apps downloaded for Apple gadgets

 
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Apple on Monday announced that more than 40 billion "apps" have been downloaded for its beloved gadgets, with the California company paying out billions of dollars to developers.

Nearly half of those downloads for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices were done last year, with the App Store seeing a record-setting December in which two billion copies of mini-programs were snatched up.

"It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community," said Apple senior vice-president of Internet software and services Eddy Cue.

There are more than 500 million active accounts at the App Store, which is stocked with more than 775,000 applications for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices, according to Apple.