Peter Kafka

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Apple Just Moved a Billion Apps in a Month

Apple users have downloaded 15 billion apps from its iTunes app store in three years, the company announced today.

A month ago, at its developers’ conference, Apple put its app download total at 14 billion. So that’s some pretty straightforward math.

Apple kremlinologists can have fun parsing the rest of Apple’s very short press release. As far as I can tell, none of the other numbers in the missive — 100,000 native iPad apps, 425,000 total apps, 200 million iOS users — are new, but perhaps I’m missing something.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus