Report Reveals: 278,000 iOS Apps Currently Available

As Apple gears up to announce its earnings for the fourth quarter, 148apps reports that the US App Store now hosts approximately 278,723 active iOS applications, with over 56,000 publishers contributing to the platform.

Among these, book-related apps lead with 48,171 active entries, while lifestyle apps are fewer, numbering around 18,286.

Expectations are high among Apple enthusiasts, as stock prices have surged past US$300.

Analyst Brian White from Ticonderoga Securities has even projected that Apple might sell up to 45 million iPads next year, according to a recent forecast.

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