Apple announcing a total of 50 billion total downloads from the Apple App Store. There are now 900,000 iOS applications available for download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with 375,000 designed specifically for iPad. Apple also announced there were 575 million paid customer accounts, from those who could buy those apps.
Again the company made the point today that the app ecosystem is a financial boon to its developer community, too, saying that it has now paid out over $10 billion to third-party app developers. Apple paid developers $2.5 billion in 2011 and $1.5 billion in 2010, to give you an idea of the growth in years past.