It may seem like pointless timewasting to many of us, but fans of Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, Fruit Ninja and such like have pushed Apple’s App Store to the brink of its 50 billionth download. Whichever way you (fruit) slice it, that is one heck of a lot of downloads.
There’s a nify countdown on Apple’s homepage, as that golden figure draws ever nearer (and it’s going at quite a pace), so we present today this infographic detailing download history, market share and revenue generated to date. Who would have imagined this five years ago?
Click on the graphic for an expanded view.