For the first time in history, the App Store now serves more downloads than the iTunes music store. With Apple recently announcing its 15 billionth app download, it’s no secret that the App Store has seen phenomenal success.
The App Store outpacing music is quite the impressive accomplishment for Apple, especially when you consider that the App Store has only been around for three years.
Asymo reveals that more apps are downloaded than songs. While the App Store reached 15 billion downloads in just three years, it took nearly seven years for the iTunes music store to reach the same goal.
This news follows a recent analyst report that said Apple customers are downloading apps at triple the rate of song tracks.
Each month, there are about 31 million apps downloaded, while there are only an average of 12 million songs purchased on a monthly basis. If you include iBooks, Apple now delivers around 44 million downloads each month. That’s a lot of bandwidth. Good thing Apple has those fancy data centers.