Apple: 15,000 iPhone Apps, Half a Billion Downloads

Head over to Apple.com yet today? If you haven't seen it already, a new hero image has taken it's place boom smack in the middle of the home page and it's announcement couldn't be more mind-boggling: the App Store now includes over 15,000 iPhone applications, and iPhone users have downloaded apps more that 500,000,000 times.

Considering the App Store only launched 6 months ago, we're reminded of what Steve Jobs said last quarter -- that, in all his time at Apple, they'd never seen platform growth or attachment rates this fast and this furious.

How many apps do you think you've downloaded?

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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