Apple hit a milestone with their App Store Monday: they approved more than 1 million apps for their service.
Back in September, Tim Cook announced at a press conference that the App Store had more than 700 thousand apps. In a short two months, it seems, they added another 300 thousand.
A tweet by Appsfire, a website devoted to App Store discovery said: “Breaking: today will mark the day the App store has seen 1 million apps ever created since launch (iOS).” This however does not mean there are 1 million apps on the service. It seems there are approximately 270,000 apps that have been removed from the service after going up. Either due to developer’s choice, copyright claims or any other reason Apple decided to remove them.
Most likely Apple won’t be announcing this from the rooftops and will wait for when they actually have 1 million apps live on the App Store. Still in four years it’s come quite a long way.