Apple’s iOS App Store hits 500,000 approved apps milestone

“This week, Apple is believed to have crossed a major milestone, having approved more than 500,000 applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“148apps, Chomp and Chillingo on Tuesday sent out a large infographic to commemorate the achievement, revealing that the average price for an application is $3.64, while 37 percent of all applications are free,” Marsal reports. “Though Apple is believed to have approved more than 500,000 applications, the amount of active applications available in the App Store is roughly 400,000.”

Marsal reports, “The stats also reveal that it would cost $891,982.24 and over 7 terabytes to get all applications available in the App Store. And unsurprisingly, top-selling paid application by far is Angry Birds, which has held the No. 1 spot for 275 total days.”

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    1. You are totally right. Searching in iTunes does not work that good. You have to know the name of the app you need to search for it, otherwise it wont give you what you need. It doesn’t make any sense.

  1. I absolutely HATE not being able to do Boolean searches. I want to be able to search for “black” AND “eye” OR “fergie” NOT “peas”. Not being able to subtract irrelevant searches or ensuring that two words appear together means a lot of time is wasted slogging through irrelevant results.

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