Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Apple passes 10 billion apps.downloaded
Apple's three mobile devices, the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad, have led to over 10 billion app downloads in just two and a half years (7 billion in 2010 alone). With an estimated 160 million users of iOS, and over 350,000 apps available, Apple looks to continue leading in this market. Moreover, the article points out that only Apple (as opposed to the Google, Microsoft, Palm, and RIM (Blackberry)) has a smoother, more integrated experience for users to discover and access apps. Further, it's the only one that has the potential to sync apps across platforms.