Apple announced, in a press release, that the App Store currently has 300,000 iOS applications, and that 40,000 are native iPad apps. Apple also noted that the App Store is available in 90 countries, with 20 application categories available:
Today, customers have downloaded more than seven billion apps from the groundbreaking App Store and more than 300,000 apps are available to consumers in 90 countries, with more than 40,000 native iPad apps. Over 125 million iOS users around the world can choose from an incredible range of apps in 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel.
The press release, which was centered around the release of iOS 4.2, also praised the iPad. Apple’s upcoming software update brings multitasking to the device, along with a variety of other features.
iPad users can now run their favorite apps and switch between them instantly, while preserving the iPad’s legendary battery life.
After last week’s unexpected delay, many will undoubtedly appreciate the release of iOS 4.2 today.