Posted at: 01/08/2013 7:08 AM
First there was the apple, then there was the app, then there were 40 billion app downloads on the Apple.
Apple says consumers have downloaded more than 40 billion apps for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch. Nearly half of them were downloaded in 2012.
Apple also says the month of December saw a record download of more than 2-billion apps.
The 40-billion milestone does not include updates or re-downloads.