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Both Apple and O2 have started advertising the App Store in print media today. O2 posted a copy of this ad which appears in The Metro. Meanwhile, Macworld reports that Apple has placed ads in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

In the U.S. print ads (not pictured), Apple reports that 300 million apps have been downloaded and confirms that the App Store now carries over 10,000 applications. The App Store crossed over the 10,000 app point on Wednesday and the current App count is 10,353 apps according to AppShopper.

Apple last reported that they had exceeded 200 million App Store downloads in late October.

Article Link: Apple Advertises 300 Million Apps Downloaded, Over 10,000 Apps
 

boss1

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Kudos to :apple: . I still however would like to see more apps that have effective desktop counterparts that sync. And when is Apple going to fulfill it's promise to allow iPhone apps to process badges in the background for alarms and such?
 

Ted13

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This is why the iPhone is going to be, very, very hard to catch. Even if a competitor comes up with a comparable SDK/API it is likely that developers will have to write/test for many, sometimes radically different phones (e.g. Android).

And the more the iPhone App ecosystem succeeds, the more mindshare it will attract.
 

kornyboy

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Talk about a booming success. Wow!!! I wonder how many are paid Apps and how many were free.
 

kas23

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Very cool indeed. I'm interested in the financial numbers, but we'll not likely see those.
 

kas23

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MacRumors;6716745... the current App count is [url="http://appshopper.com" said:
10,353 apps[/url] according to AppShopper.

I wonder how this is calculated. About 5 days ago, we first heard that Apple hit the 10K mark (but was actually at the 9,700 mark or whatever). Now we're at 10.3K? I follow appshopper like a religious freak and I know that they have not added about 500 new (never before available) apps in the last few days. Are they counting updates to apps as "new" apps? I could definitively believe that.
 

ArtOfWarfare

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So tempting to rush my app and put it in the store already...

patience... is so hard... watching others make money with their garbage... must remember that quality will inevitably conquer quantity at the end.
 

arn

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I wonder how this is calculated. About 5 days ago, we first heard that Apple hit the 10K mark (but was actually at the 9,700 mark or whatever). Now we're at 10.3K? I follow appshopper like a religious freak and I know that they have not added about 500 new (never before available) apps in the last few days. Are they counting updates to apps as "new" apps? I could definitively believe that.

Yep, 500+ new apps in that timeframe. You can could going back and look (http://appshopper.com/new), but it only goes back 20 pages (20 apps per page so 400 apps). Updates and price changes are not counted as new apps.

On page 20: http://appshopper.com/new/20 - apps that were introduced 2 days ago. So 400+ new apps in the past 2 days.

arn
 

djellison

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O2 also just started selling the iPhone 3G without a contract on Pay As You Go in the UK (http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone?mco=Mjg4NzQ3Mw), pricing doesn't seem all that bad either.

Are you ***** kidding me? £342 for a PAYG phone, £100 more than ANY other O2 PAYG phone. £100 MORE for a phone with a crap camera that can't even record videos?

"This changed everything"

Yeah - it redefines the price ceiling of PAYG phones.

Doug
 

twoodcc

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this is great for apple and the app store. i think apple really hit the jackpot with the app store. looking forward to see how it expands in the future
 

skellener

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> Apple Advertises 300 Million Apps Downloaded,
> Over 10,000 Apps in App Store

Most are free which is good. Most are crap which is bad.
 

talkingfuture

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Are you ***** kidding me? £342 for a PAYG phone, £100 more than ANY other O2 PAYG phone. £100 MORE for a phone with a crap camera that can't even record videos?

"This changed everything"

Yeah - it redefines the price ceiling of PAYG phones.

Doug

I was saying just this afternoon that a PAYG iPhone perhaps the 8GB version would be ok at £250, its just too expensive now.
 

LukeHarrison

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Are you ***** kidding me? £342 for a PAYG phone, £100 more than ANY other O2 PAYG phone. £100 MORE for a phone with a crap camera that can't even record videos?

"This changed everything"

Yeah - it redefines the price ceiling of PAYG phones.

Doug

Yes, but remember that comes with a years unlimited data and Wi-Fi, which from O2 would cost £120 anyway.
 

justbn

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I wonder how this is calculated. About 5 days ago, we first heard that Apple hit the 10K mark (but was actually at the 9,700 mark or whatever). Now we're at 10.3K? I follow appshopper like a religious freak and I know that they have not added about 500 new (never before available) apps in the last few days. Are they counting updates to apps as "new" apps? I could definitively believe that.

kas23,

As of today, we're tracking 10,567 apps on AppBeacon.com . I don't know how AppShopper.com counts theirs, but I'm sure it's similar to ours. These are the actual number of unique apps in the store. Updates aren't included.
 

rockdog

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in retrospect

http://www.electronista.com/articles/07/04/30/ballmer.on.iphone/

He also suggested that Apple might be creating too narrow a focus by stressing media playback on the iPhone instead of the possibilities of a general operating system such as Windows Mobile. The heavily-rumored Zune phone was again dismissed as impossible and against the company's mobile product philosophy.

"We wouldn't define our phone experience just by music. A phone is really a general purpose device," he summarized. "You want to make telephone calls, you want to get and receive messages, text, e-mail, whatever your preference is
." - Steve Ballmer

It never ceases to amaze me how someone who lacks any imagination could make it so high in the corporate world.
 

OllyW

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Are you ***** kidding me? £342 for a PAYG phone, £100 more than ANY other O2 PAYG phone. £100 MORE for a phone with a crap camera that can't even record videos?

"This changed everything"

Yeah - it redefines the price ceiling of PAYG phones.

Doug

To be fair, O2 don't have any other top of the range phones available on PAYG and you do get the data plan included for the first 12 months.

The only other UK mobile operator selling premium phones on PAYG is 3 who have got the N96 available for £460 :eek:
 

kas23

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Yep, 500+ new apps in that timeframe. You can could going back and look (http://appshopper.com/new), but it only goes back 20 pages (20 apps per page so 400 apps). Updates and price changes are not counted as new apps.

On page 20: http://appshopper.com/new/20 - apps that were introduced 2 days ago. So 400+ new apps in the past 2 days.

arn

Wow, you're right. I guess I'm just absent mindedly glancing over all the Japanese language apps and the period apps. :D
 
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