San Francisco: More than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's app store.
A news piece released from Apple on Monday said the downloads came from more than 315 million iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. The app store has more than 550,000 apps, some of which are free.
Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China, downloaded the 25 billionth app and won a $10,000 iTunes gift card.
The app store launched four years ago. Apple says the store has paid out more than $4 billion to developers.
"We'd like to thank our customers and developers for helping us achieve this historic milestone of 25 billion apps downloaded," said Apple in its press release.
"When we launched the App Store less than four years ago, we never imagined that mobile apps would become the phenomenon they have, or that developers would create such an incredible selection of apps for iOS users."
Downloads from Apple's App Store have been accelerating steadily since it was launched in mid-2008. In April 2009, app downloads hit one billion. Last January, the number topped 10 billion. And the company celebrated the 15 billionth download in last July.
Apple Inc. is based in Cupertino, California.
With additional inputs from IANS