Apple Passes 1 Million iOS Apps

iOS Apps

Apple has just announced that its iOS App Store now houses more than 1 million apps — putting it right on pace with Google’s Play store.  

Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement at the company’s Oct. 22 event, adding that the store has seen more than 60 billion app downloads to date. Developers also garnered more than 13 million in revenue from the  iOS App Store. Comparatively, Google’s Play store announced that its selection of Android apps had reached more than 1 million apps at its July event, where it unveiled the new Nexus 7 tablet and updates to the Android platform.

Cook also revealed that 64 percent of Apple mobile devices are now running on iOS 7, which launched a little over one month ago. According to Cook, it only took five days for iOS 7 to land on more than 200 million devices.

“It’s the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone,” the Apple CEO said on stage.

Apple is expected to unveil two new iPads at today’s event– a new iPad Mini with Retina display and a fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. Stay tuned for more updates. 

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Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for Laptopmag.com since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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