Apple announced on Thursday that total App Store downloads have eclipsed the 50 billion mark, an achievement set just fourteen months after the 25 billionth app was downloaded. iOS users are downloading 800 apps per second, resulting in over 2 billion apps downloaded per month.
A new word game Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, LLC was the 50 billionth app, downloaded by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio. Ashmore receives a $10,000 iTunes gift card from Apple to commemorate the historic milestone.
“Apple would like to thank our incredible customers and developers for topping 50 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The App Store completely transformed how people use their mobile devices and created a thriving app ecosystem that has paid out over nine billion dollars to developers. We’re absolutely floored to cross this milestone in less than five years.”