Could Apple reach 40 Billion app downloads by year end?

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I found this great graph that shows the almost exponential growth of iOS application downloads since July 2008.

You see, Apple announced it’s 25th Billion app download “winner” today.

The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown to 25 Billion Apps, Chunli Fu will receive a $10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.


This was truly a world wide contest, and it was really amazing to see how fast that counter was running. I was seeing close to 20,000 apps a seconds!

The graph I mentioned above shown here:

Screen shot 2012 03 05 at 1 38 18 PM

shows some incredible growth with no real signs of letting up any time soon. Mobile Orchard was the site that I got the graph from and they brought up the possibility that Apple would see it’s 40 Billionth download by the end of the year.

I also wonder if Apple could see it’s 100 Billionth app download by the end of 2014.

  • 25 Billion – 12/31/2012 – +15B
  • 50 Billion – 12/31/2013 – +25B
  • 100 Billion – 12/31/2014 – +50B

That’s probably being very generous, but Apple has surprised us in the past. Only time will tell.