“It was only a few weeks ago (at WWDC) that we had an update on the app store growth rates,” Horace Dediu reports for asymco. “One of the data points from the event was that iTunes hit 15 billion song downloads. Last week we heard that iTunes also hit 15 billion app downloads.”
“The milestones were reached within less than a month so it’s a fairly safe assumption that apps have overtaken songs,” Dediu reports. “The 15 billion app threshold was passed within exactly three years while the 15 billion song threshold was passed in six years and 10 months.”
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Dediu reports, “The app download rate is now at least 31 million per month while the song download rate is about 12 million per month. Including books (but excluding video content), the App Store in now delivering at least 44 million new content downloads per month.”
More in the full article, including the usual excellent charts, here.
[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]