App Store Ten Billion Downloads

I’m doing some basic math as I watch the App Store download counter go by and here’s what I’ve come up with:

  • App Store is doing roughly 100,000 downloads every 5 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Counter should roll over to 10,000,000,000 in about 5 to 5.5  days. That would be Friday the 21st or Saturday, January 22nd.

How does your math add up? When do you think the App Store will hit 10 billion downloads?

I plan on buying several apps just before it rolls over? Will you be doing the same? Will the app counter start to speed up as it closes in on ten billion downloads?

What are your thoughts? Weigh in on when you think the App Store will hit this historic milestone.