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News AppStore passes 3 billion downloads

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i think Apple was gunning for this, trying to get it before CES and Google Nexus one.

    they released a 12 days app, giving out free stuff every day. i am 100% sure without that offer, they'd never hit the 3 billion mark before CES and Nexus one announcement.
     
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  3. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    Tell us how many downloads they had before offering that app.

    Or tell us how many downloads the 12 days app accounted for.
     
  4. gagaga

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    ... and how many of these are repeat downloads from the 400 point releases each time they need to plug a hole in the OS? The numbers are pointless for free downloads .. how many paid?
     
  5. Farting Bob

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    Unless they planned to shut down the app store immediately, im fairly comfortable they would have reached 3 billion at some point in the future...
     
  6. LJF

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    Wouldn't the competitor he's referring to be Google Android's App Market rather than Sony? (I only question it as there's nothing in your quote that relates directly to games.)

    ... and if that is the case, then I see them catching up sooner than Jobs cares to admit.
     
  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Well, Android's App Market may not be as shiny and nice as Apple's App Store and the latter has a major advantage when it comes down to sheer number of offerings but there is one thing that makes Android superior to the iPhone's/iTouch's OSX Lite: No need to jailbreak your phone to install non-Market apps.

    Thanks, Google. Steve-O... calm down, you haven't reached God status. And the iPhone ain't our messiah. :eyebrow:

    Still, congratulations on the amazing success story the App Store is. I just hate Apple for always exaggerating things.
     
  8. H2O

    H2O Burnt Acrylic - Mmmmmm

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    The repeat downloads don't count towards the total.
     
  9. Ta10n

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    WHAT 9000!?!?!
     
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