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App Store Milestone Reached: 250,000 Available


Expect Apple CEO Steve Jobs to make mention of something else in addition to the impending iPod refresh on Wednesday.  Apple hit 250,000 apps available within the App Store over the weekend.  The number continues to grow as well.

Last Saturday, 148Apps had noted that 252,227 apps were currently available for the taking for the iPad and iPhone/iPod touch.

How does that compare to other app offerings out there?  Well, unofficial numbers show that there are currently over 100,000 apps within the Android Store, and a wee bit smaller 9,000 within RIM’s BlackBerry App World.

Other notes of interest that 148Apps discovered, was that apps typically wait about a week before they go live.  Also, the average price that one shells out of an app is about US.67.  Finally, the majority of apps are book apps (don’t mix it up with iBooks), with games closely tagging behind.

via TUAW

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