Seeing as though almost every teenager on the planet evidently received an iPhone, an iPad (or both) this Christmas, it’s hardly surprising to learn than checkouts at Apple’s official App Store were ringing incessantly throughout the holiday period.
More pointedly, a research report offered up by analytics specialist Flurry suggests that a staggering 1.2 billion software applications were downloaded via the App Store during the last week of December.
According to the report, consumer interest was—of course—fueled by a massive influx of Apple device activations around December 25 and also a surge of timely software discounts across the App Store’s virtual shelves.
Some 509 million of the aforementioned downloads were executed by Apple consumers in the United States—no great shocks there, not least because of THIS.
Meanwhile, device owners in China accounted for 99 million downloads, and those in the United Kingdom took 81 million.
App lovers in Canada ventured forth for 41 million downloads, while those in France and Germany amassed 40 million for each region.
Peering into its crystal ball for 2012, Flurry believes breaking one billion downloads per week “will become more commonplace” for the App Store as yet more prospective buyers opt for Apple’s market-leading devices.