Apple iPhone sales tally tops 17m
Over 13m iPod Touches too
Apple has sold more than 17m iPhones since the gadget first went on sale in June 2007, the company has revealed.
At least 13.7m of that total were sold during 2008 alone, Apple's head of iPhone and iPod development, Greg Joswiak, claimed today.
Speaking in Cupertino ahead of the anticipated demo of the third major version of the iPhone operating system, Joswiak said the total number of devices running that system software is now more than 30m, if you include the iPod Touch, which also uses the iPhone OS.
Joswiak went on to say that thus far, some 800m applications have been downloaded for the iPhone OS platform, which works out, we'd note at more than 26 per device, so we'd say that the total includes updates, which are handled by the iTunes App Store as separately billed - even when free - downloads.
Even so, it shows just how rapidly the platform has taken off, and you can see why Apple's handset rivals are all keen to start doing providing application shops themselves. ®
App store almost Facist
Ever heard the stores on how Apple will not sell certain apps at their store? While some may be iffy at best [iBoob?] there are others that Apple won't sell because they are cheaper and compete against their own more expensive [not surprised there] apps.
Why blame Apple, the specs published several YEARS ago stated that they would be removing the pin that enabled charging via Firewire - consequently the one people had been using in their car chargers etc... so why is it Apple's fault that the manufacturers of the accessories ignored this? Or could it just be that they knew people would have to buy a new one and could blame Apple....
Get a grip.
As for Apps, there are a couple i have on my jailbroken iPhone that are useful/better than those from the store, but not many - i'd have a kosher iPhone any day, shame i'm contracted tied for a while longer...
Again, as for data costs - is that Apple's fault?
You seem to be the classic anti-Apple person... despite none of the issues being their fault, you see fit to rant and blame them - you must feel so tough and immensely satisfied... congratulations.
@AC : Joswiak ?
My thoughts exactly ! Lovechild of the two Steves.