Looking at the “All-Time Top iPhone Apps” charts Apple updated earlier today, I noticed two interesting numbers worth to be shared: Apple is listing the actual number of free and paid iPhone apps available in the App Store. There are 306,554 iPhone apps available, and 201,635 of them are paid apps. These numbers are noteworthy as Apple rarely provides official stats of the iPhone App Store: they announced the 300,000 apps milestone on November 22 with the release of iOS 4.2 but there never was an easy way to instantly check on the exact number of apps available in the Store.
Their post also mentions that there are just under 60,000 ‘native’ iPad apps in the store. I’m assuming that number includes universal apps, design for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. According to MacStories’ numbers, iPad apps are on track to hit 100,000 just a little quicker than iPhone apps did (in 14 months rather than 15).