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60 million Apps downloaded from iTunes App Store

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:02PM EST

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While sheer numbers don’t tell the whole story, it’s safe to say that Apple’s iPhone App store is off to a relatively impressive start. Steve Jobs informed the Wall Street Journal that over 60 million applications have been downloaded from the iTunes App Store since its launch about a month ago. That amounts to around $30 million in sales on pace to $360 million by the end of the year which is, umm, nothing to scoff at. In slightly more disturbing news, Jobs also confimed the existence of the rumored remote kill switch, explaining that the company needs to retain the ability to dead malicious applications should they inadvertently make it through the vetting process. That’s all well and good, but we think Apple should put more effort into the actual screening to ensure that nothing unintended, malicious or otherwise, surfaces in the first place.

[Via Engadget Mobile]


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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.