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Apple’s App Store Turns 1

Written by quickpwn

Can you believe it, it’s been almost a year since the Apple’s App Store was officially released to public! Apple’s iPhone App Store was officially launched on July 11, 2008. Many users got to see it before the launch date due to a leaked copy of the iPhone OS 2.0 firmware.

To celebrate the App Store’s first birthday, Apple has created a page in iTunes listing it’s favorite apps and favorite games. You can see the full list here (iTunes link).

The App Store has received over 1 billion downloads in just 9 months and currently has over 56,000 apps! It’s safe to say that the Apple’s App Store is currently the biggest mobile App Store.

Will App Store competitors such as Palm’s App Catalog,  Blackberry’s App World, or Google’s Android Market ever be able to catch up? I doubt it, but it will be interesting to see how they progress.

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