3 Billion iPhone App Downloads in 18 Months = Average of 60+ Apps Per Second

It is hard to consider that the iTunes App Store for the iPhone did not exist 19 months ago. But, here it is at the ripe old age of 18 months and…

Apple’s App Store Downloads Top Three Billion

That’s a bit number. So, here’s some smaller numbers to help bring into perspective. And, before you start yelling at me that app downloads has been accelerating since day one… Yes, I know that. I simply think these numbers are an interesting way to thinking about iPhone apps. Here are a bunch of averages that are meaningless but fun to think about…

166,666,666 = average number of apps downloaded per month
5,500,000 = average number of apps downloaded per day
229,000 = average number of apps downloaded per hour
3,800 = average number of apps downloaded per minute
63 = average number of apps downloaded per second

Since app downloads have been accelerating daily for the past 18 months, I’ll guess that there are at least a couple of hundreds of downloads per second by now.