updated 12:10 pm EDT, Sat August 28, 2010
Apple passes quarter million app mark
Apple has quietly passed the 250,000 app mark at the App Store, new data shows. As of Saturday morning, 148Apps recorded 252,227 readily available iPad and iPhone apps. The figure is a quick climb from 225,000 in June and is likely to be held up as a milestone by Apple at its September 1 music event.
To date, Apple still has the advantage of quantity, as unofficial stats currently put the next best, Android Market, at more than 100,000 apps. Most other stores are far smaller. BlackBerry App World is estimated to have about 9,000 apps despite RIM's phones currently having a larger market share. The App Store also has a much higher ratio of paid apps than at Google's store.
The newer App Store statistics also provide insight into the current demographics of the store. Apps typically wait nearly a week before being posted to the store, with the average price of a paid app at $2.67. Book apps currently dominate the store with 43,759 titles but are followed by games, at 36,646.