App Store Hits 500 Million Downloads

From Peter Burrows’s story for BusinessWeek on the App Store’s 500 millionth download, which includes quotes from several “mobile” developers who are switching to iPhone-only developers:

Indeed, analysts think iPhone sales fell significantly in the fourth quarter from the previous one, when the economy was healthier and consumers were snapping up the brand new iPhone 3G.

My understanding is that these analysts are wrong, and that holiday-quarter iPhone sales were good. How good, exactly, I don’t know, but I would bet heavily against sales having “fallen significantly” quarter-over-quarter. And, if you’re talking about the strength of the App Store market, not just iPhone sales specifically, I’m almost certain that iPod Touch sales were somewhere in the range between outstanding and unfuckingbelievable.

Friday, 16 January 2009