Comments on: Updated-Apple boasts 1.5 billion App downloads http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Brad http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/#comment-361604 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:38:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18142#comment-361604 Whether or not the downloaded apps were purchased or not, it still represents a significant phenomenon. Mike’s comment that 99% are free is far from the truth. Only about 25% are free. It could still be, of course, that the 25% represents 90-odd percent of the downloads.

Also, while a lot of apps get downloaded and tossed, I now have a core set of apps that I use pretty regularly. If you just use the phone to call and text, you shouldn’t be wasting cash on an iPhone. For me, it replaces a laptop for a lot of purposes.

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By: Matt http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/#comment-361602 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 17:03:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18142#comment-361602 It is beautiful to see how interaction with users shapes the truth of the news.

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By: Sinead Carew http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/#comment-361599 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 15:51:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18142#comment-361599 Good point. I’ve updated the post.

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/#comment-361598 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:52:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18142#comment-361598 They have produced 1.5 billion downloads with the App Store. This is a far cry from 1.5 billion legitimate purchases. I’d like to see the actual number of legitimate paid apps that were downloaded. If most people are like me they download every free app they can and at least try it and like most free things, find it to be worthless garbage and chuck it. I have friends that have like 70~ apps (99% are free) or so on their phones and they still only ever use texting and calling on the phone forgetting the names of most of the garbage they’ve downloaded to their phones. Apple has become very suave when it comes to producing “glittery” press releases. I love my iPod and my iPhone at one time (I’ve since moved on to a G1) but honestly, I find it hard to believe that they’ve sold 1.5 billion paid apps.

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By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/#comment-361596 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:17:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18142#comment-361596 Apple’s press release says 1.5 milliard _downloads_. As many apps are free, that’s a very different kettle of fish to 1.5 milliard _purchases_.

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By: Phillip http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/14/apple-boasts-15-billion-app-sales/#comment-361595 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 13:56:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18142#comment-361595 How many of these “purchases” were free downloads? I personally have purchased 2 applications for my iPod touch and have downloaded 50 free ones…

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