iPhone App Store breezes past 500 million downloads
Apple's website today trumpets that "There are more than 15,000 apps on the App Store, and so far iPhone users have downloaded an incredible 500 million, in every category from games to business."
Approaching McDonald's-hamburger territory
While many of those apps have the questionable utility of iFart and Wobble, the sheer speed of this "Damn the Meltdown, full speed ahead!" growth - up from 300 million apps in early December - is inarguably impressive.
AppleInsider has done the math so you don't have to: iPhonies are now downloading 4.76 million apps every day.
While you're marveling at the fact that the App Store has distributed 500 million touchable toys and utilities, remember - as we wrote when we reported the 300-million milestone - "You'll notice that we said 'distributed,' not 'sold,' seeing as how Apple's ads don't distinguish between paid and free apps."
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freebies should be discounted
as being free skews the figures, for example i wanted a barcode reader for mine, so i downloaded all 8-9 free apps available, tried them all, kept the best and deleted all the others.
You'd think with all that money Apple have coming in from the App Store they could afford to invest a little in R&D to put a stop to the rampant piracy/cracking of App Store apps. My app was cracked and widely available within 24 hours of Apple approving it and getting listed on the App Store.
An under achieving phone for those easily parted with their money.