Tim Cook has announced that the Apple App Store now has over 30 billion downloads, a mark that places the closest competition next to nil.
The Apple CEO gave a keynote at the tech giant’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco earlier this week, where he revealed the thumping 30 billion downloads milestone, which is 16 billion more than last year’s mark announced at the WWDC 2011.
After a comedy routine from voice-based virtual assistant Siri to open the program, Cook unveiled more whopping figures on the iTunes App Store. He touted that the company’s store, with 400 million account holders, “…is the store with the largest number of accounts with credit cards anywhere on the internet that we’re aware of.”
He added that the Apple App Store now houses over 650,000 apps, of which 225,000 are specifically for the iPad tablet. With a crafty prod at Google and Microsoft, he said, “This compares to just a few hundred from our competition.”
Cook also disclosed that Apple has paid off $5 billion in total to developers, which doubled the amount from last year.