Apple's App Store passes 600K apps, iTunes revenues top $1.9B in Q2
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s App Store now boasts more than 600,000 applications developed for its iOS operating system, an increase of roughly 50,000 new apps in under two months.
Apple announced the latest App Store growth spurt Tuesday alongside the release of its fiscal second quarter results. In early March, Apple reported 550,000 applications in the App Store--that announcement was timed to coincide with the store reaching the 25 billion download milestone. The App Store now offers applications across 21 categories, available to consumers in 123 countries worldwide; Apple adds that 200,000 apps are optimized for its iPad tablet.
Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones in the second quarter, up 88 percent over the year-ago quarter. The company sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase year-over-year. In all, Apple has now activated roughly 365 million iOS devices worldwide, including 67 million iPads. In addition, its iCloud virtual storage service counts 125 million users.
Apple recorded fiscal second quarter revenues of $39.2 billion, increasing from $24.7 billion in the year ago quarter. Its iTunes digital media storefront (which includes the App Store) generated $1.9 billion in revenue during the quarter: Per the iTunes 70/30 revenue split, app developers, content providers and publishers shared $1.33 billion, with Apple claiming the remaining $570 million to cover the storefront's operational costs. Earlier this year, Apple stated it has paid more than $4 billion to developers since the App Store launched in mid-2008.
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