Apple says consumers have downloaded more than 40 billion apps for the iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch.
Nearly half of the 40 billion apps were downloaded in 2012. Apple says December saw a record download of more than two billion apps.
The 40 billion milestone does not include updates or re-downloads.
The apple app store can be reached here: http://www.apple.com/osx/apps/app-store.html