If you are a big fan of Apple, then you will be happy to know that Apple App Store hits more than 40 billion downloads. According to Apple, over 40 billion apps have been downloaded from iOS App Store by more than 200 million iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users worldwide. It clearly indicates the popularity of iOS apps. Another great news is that App Store has reached over 20 billion downloads mark in 2012. Apple has announced that iOS App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad has reached 40 billion downloads mark and developers have earned more than $7 billion from selling their apps on the App Store. Apple has also announced that App Store has reached over 2 billion downloads mark in December 2012.
Recently Apple had taken various steps to improve the security of user. They had forced iOS device users to select security questions for their Apple ID in order to improve the security of user accounts in App Store. If you want to sign up to App Store account, then you must enter security question for your Apple ID. You have to enter three questions and their answers. It improves the security of user accounts in App Store. No one will be able to access your App Store account without your permission. It will ask users to enter the answer of the security question while downloading apps from App Store. No one will be able to download apps without entering the answer of the security question as a result your iOS device will remain protected from unauthorized access.
It is expected that App Store will reach over twenty billion downloads mark in 2013 just like the previous year. You should note that App Store was launched on 10th July, 2008 along with 500 apps. Now App Store includes more than 775,000 apps and it is available in more than 150 countries.