“Today, Apple (unofficially) will be celebrating another important App Store milestone — there have now been 1 million apps submitted to its marketplace since July 2008, according to App Store discovery company Appsfire,” Matt Brian reports for The Next Web.

“Of the one million app submissions since 2008, 493,289 were paid and 158,848 were games,” Brian reports. “Of the 736,247 apps that are currently live 336,270 are paid (around 45 percent), while 120,065 are games (around 16 percent).”

Brian reports, “While it’s unlikely that Apple will publicly share the fact — the company traditionally focuses on the number of live apps in its App Store — it shows how big the marketplace has become… Apple recently announced that the App Store application count had grown beyond 700,000 live apps at its iPad mini launch event but has not shared an updated figure since.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Batterysam" for the heads up.]