If you love your iPhone, and can’t get enough of the App Store, Apple has reached a milestone with stunning speed. Last week Steve Jobs announced that Apple has seen more than 100 million downloads from the App Store so far. Impressive by any standards… But it gets more impressive. If App Store users continue to download at the current rate (was around 70 million downloads in August) that would mean the App Store would reach 1 billion downloads before the end of the first year. Not too shabby I’d say.
As more and more new apps get added, and more importantly… as more FREE apps get added, I think we’ll see the App Store reach the 1 billion mark well before the first year anniversary. With the iPhone now selling in countries all over the world, one can only expect big things for the iPhone and the App Store during the remainder of 2008. That said, with new touchscreen devices popping up all the time including the new BlackBerry Storm, competition is stiff. Look for Apple to innovate and hopefully ‘blow our minds’ at MacWorld in January.