Apple’s Mac App Store Passes 10,000 App

Big 5

Apple’s iOS App Store always seems to outshine its computer-based counterpart, but it seems the company’s Mac App Store has just hit a big milestone of its own. With the help of some timely database queries, French blog MacGeneration reported earlier today that Apple’s Mac App Store now plays host to over 10,000 applications.

A quick check with iOS and Mac app directory AppShopper homes in a bit more — at time of writing, they count 10,334 listed apps in the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store, for those of you who don’t make it a point to remember minutia like this, launched back in January 2011 with just over 1,000 apps available for download.

That breaks down to roughly 9,000 apps added during the last 15 months. For bit of comparison, a press release issued just a few weeks after the Mac App Store’s launch pointed to “over 350,000 available apps” to iOS users, a number that has since ballooned to over 550,000 in recent months.