In the USA, Apple released the iPad in April 2010. A month later, the device hit Canada. Since the original release in April, the iPad App Store has launched over 5`,000 apps.
As of this writing, the number of available iPad apps in the App Store sits at 50,971 which has been a moving number today. The high point of available iPad apps today was 51,546, but that is guaranteed to change. The noteworthy point here is that these 51,000+ available apps have been achieved within only 8 months.
The growth of the iPad App Store has been phenomenal. Over the last few months, available apps have been jumping into the thousands. For example, in June 2010, available apps were at about 10,000. In August 2010, about 20,000 apps were available and most recently, about 40,000 apps were available less than 30 days ago.
Looking at these numbers, by the time the next-generation iPad is available, Apple should be at about 90,000 – 100,000 available iPad apps.
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