Did Apple really sell 300 million applications? This is the question I’ve been pondering since I heard the statistic. But with that statistic I’m having a hard time believing the 300 million applications downloaded number. It just doesn’t seem to add up. The Appstore has only been open since around July 11th. That means it’s been 151 days, as of the writing of this article. That would be approximately 1.99 million applications per day, or 551 every second from July 11th to December 9th. This just doesn’t seem that feasible.
With every application that is released, there tends to be several updates along the way. I have easily downloaded over 250 updates for all of the 75 applications that I have. Including this figure seems to solidify the possibility of 551 applications per second. Without including these updates the numbers just don’t seem to add up.
Now, it’s entirely possible that these 300 million applications are legit, at which point I’d say that the AppStore is doing quite well and will eventually be another cash cow for Apple.