The growth of iPad apps available in the iTunes App Store keeps accelerating and has just passed the 40,000 mark earlier today. It took Apple only 42 days to grow the iPad App Store from 30,000 to 40,000 apps.
Previously, Apple hit the 30,000 app mark on September 27 and achieved this milestone by adding 10,000 new apps in only 48 days. Apple hit 20,000 apps back on August 10 and the company only needed 60 days to grow from 10,000 to 20,000. Apple originally broke the 10,000 iPad apps mark in June, 70 days after the launch of the iPad on April 3.
- 10,000 iPad Apps – 70 days
- 20,000 iPad Apps – 60 days
- 30,000 iPad Apps – 48 days
- 40,000 iPad Apps – 42 days
At this current pace, the iPad App Store should hit 50,000 iPad apps some time in December, 2010.
With over 40,000 iPad apps now available, the iPad is one of Apple’s fastest growing application ecosystems. The iPad app store is currently the third largest mobile apps platform behind iPhone and Android. If you combine all iOS apps, there are over three times as many iOS apps as there are Android apps.
*Data from the PadGadget Apps Tracker and Apple App Store.