Apple Says It Has Paid Out $3 Billion to Developers

Apple shared a few more updated statistics today on the state of the iOS ecosystem at its iPhone launch event in Cupertino:

  • 250 million iOS devices have been cumulatively sold.
  • There have been 18 billion apps downloaded from the store.
  • There are roughly 1 billion apps downloaded per month.
  • Apple has paid out $3 billion to developers (which implies that the company has made roughly $1.3 billion throughout the life of the iOS app store from its 30 percent revenue share). That’s also up from the $2.5 billion figure Apple reported four months ago, suggesting that the company is paying out just over $100 million per month to developers.
  • There are 140,000 iPad apps and 500,000 apps overall in the iOS ecosystem.