That's a rather loose interpretation of 'apps' though. I have an iPod Touch and I like it quite a bit. But you scratch your head sometimes at what gets promoted as an 'app' in the 'Store.'
Because it's such a walled garden, there are separate dedicated Radio Player apps for hundreds and hundreds of radio stations. Each has it's own icon on your screen. So each player is counted as a separate App.
And don't get me going about the dozens of 'Sex Position' apps, or the Fart Apps. There's an app now called JaredAllen that is basically a fan page for the guy.
So there are 185,000+ 'apps' but many of them are tiny little nothings. And there are huge gaps in the library that can't be filled because of how the whole operation is structured.