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Apple celebrating 5 years of the App Store with timeline of milestones

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Apple celebrating 5 years of the App Store with timeline of milestones
In celebration of 5 years since the Apple App Store launched, Cupertino is sending out a timeline of all the notable events in the largest mobile app catalog in the world. The timeline is sent out to the media and charts its amazing progress that brought us to the 900 000 plus apps available right now and over 50 billion app downloads.

The App Store started on the iPhone, but in 2010 with the arrival of the iPad we got to see the first tablet-optimized applications.

Along the way some apps made a splash and their arrival is separately marked. You get to see how one of the first hugely popular games was Doodle Jump, and then the almighty Angry Birds arrived. Cut The Rope and Instagram were another important milestones in the development of the App Store.

Take a look at the timeline Apple sent out right below.

source: 9to5Mac

Apple celebrating 5 years of the App Store with timeline of milestones

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posted on 04 Jul 2013, 04:07 9

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 11945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


One of the biggest advancements in mobile tech.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 04:24 2

2. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


yeah VERY BIG

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 04:31 10

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well said dark even fandriods have to admit apple trumps the Google play on their app selection...

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 04:58

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


App store credit majority goes to the hard working developer. Apple provide the platform but they also take a 30% profit cut.

No mention of Apple would be complete without mention its corresponding lawsuit. This case would be Amazon vs Apple on the App Store trademark lawsuit fight.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:29 1

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Joey apple operates a for profit business. I drive a bus and make a good living, but the company I drive for provides the busses, and therefore should deserve a profit. C'mon dude I know you hate apple but reallyyyyyy Joey.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:37

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


credit should only be given when it's due and I believe the developer deserves all the credit and I believe Apple knows that too! They should mention more about developer instead of hogging all the glory.

Apple being Apple they could even hog the glory of round rectangular touch screen. hmmm... fans

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 05:03 1

5. android_hitman (Posts: 622; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


hahaha LOOOL, i love it how PA has removed the dislike button, this way crazy people can't get sad if someone disagrees with them and also this way PA is moving slowly to the tech version of Facebook.

@WHoyton1 .. i disklike your comment :P and apple doesn't trump Google Play, if you would read more articles you would find out that Apple store has around 400.000 apps that were never downloaded, not even once, so yea it is better than google play.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:33

14. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Wow talk about Android fan boys Jesus. You guys are worse on here then Apple fanboys. Your 'facts' are unsound as most of the Apple/Windows fanboys points. Yes there was an article a couple of months ago about most of the Apps in the App Store not being downloaded' but you are honestly telling me that Google doesn't have this problem too? If you don't think so your joking yourself. App Store Introduced a lot of games and apps that made App Store a prominent vendor in the mobile market. That's not to say Apple is god and nothing else matter but they made a big impact by providing an AppStore and having great developers wanting to put there stuff up regardless of Apple's taking part of the cut. So maybe Google Play Store will be number one soon, but you can not deny that Apples App Store has made a lasting impact on the mobile market.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 07:31 2

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I give apple credit not for inventing apps, but for revolutionizing this app business. Before the App Store, apps weren't even being discussed. Now they practically make the phone lol.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 09:08

11. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


you just made an example of a fan that are clueless about certain facts and think Apple invented app store. App store is an example of digital software distribution. Have you ever buy pc game from steam. Steam is an example of such distribution. When Apple announce something to their fans they will claim to be first, innovative etc... fans just soak everything in like a sprung and started to be detach from the rest of the world when someone disagree with them on Apple marketing chant, they fight back.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:02 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 11945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Re read my post

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:27

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


last time I also like that. Apple fan 101 use word like revolutionizing...innovating.. setting new standards...etc

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:39 1

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 11945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Have someone read my post to you, cus you're just not getting it Einstein

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:34

15. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


oh my personal favorite, "never before!!"

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 10:53

17. msa1988 (Posts: 417; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Joey, you just don't get it...

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:39

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 11945; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly... My post is clearly one that states "not for inventing". Joey is one of those simple minded individuals, that hates apple so much he wouldn't even eat his moms apple pie.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 18:42

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yes!, I am am individual and not a fan of any brand. Not a google fan, not a microsoft fan and definitely not an apple fan.

I just use their product when it suit me.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 18:55

20. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I disagree that Apple revolutionizing the app business because i have been buying PC Games (software/apps) from steam well before 2007 and so does millions of its users. I still do and i wouldn't exactly use the word revolutionizing to describe it either only fanboy use such vocal to describe the product they purchase to use.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 19:09

21. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


There a reason why i bother to response to your posting, darkkjedii. Because among the apple fan you are still quite level headed. And depending on your hurt when someone disagree with you about Apple superiority, you know how deep your fanism are.

I don't hate apple, i just don't buy their new products. Despite this, i am happily using their 13" macbook pro in my office, a 15" macbook pro at home. Reason being that Apple need to make to realize there more benefit to spend time on product innovation over litigation.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 05:48 1

6. Trex95 (Posts: 553; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Happy birthday App store the best App store.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 08:21 2

10. momonm1 (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Behind The Journey To Success... The Team... From Apple Seller To Steve Jobs!!! Congratulations!!!

posted on 05 Jul 2013, 07:20

22. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


It was great till Steve Jobs.

posted on 08 Jul 2013, 22:12

23. thumpofap (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jul 2013)


heyyy... wasn't the iPad third gen a milestone too? until it got overshadowed (obsoleted) by the fourth gen, of course. the third gen was the first Retina iPad, right?

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