250,000 apps optimised for iPads, 700k apps downloaded a month

As part of the iPhone 5 launch this evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced some pretty impressive App Store figure.

More than 250,000 apps and games are now optimised for iPad, and over 700,000 iOS apps are downloaded every month. Cook says that over 90 per cent of all the apps in the store are downloaded at least once a month too, and that includes all kinds of awful dross.

Cook said that the average iOS user downloads more than 100 apps, and we’d wager that a lot of people download a whole lot more than that too. The one problem we can still pick at the way iPad apps work is that apps not optimised for iPads still don’t make use of Retina Display iPhone assets when they’re available. But then Apple does have to nudge devs into making tablet-optimised devices if it can.

Other figures revealed at the iPhone 5 launch include that more than 400 million iOS devices have been sold to date, and that more than seven million upgrade copies of OS X Mountain Lion have been downloaded. Not bad, eh? Stay tuned for all the latest iPhone 5 news.

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