Apple's App Store hits 50 billion downloads

You knew that Apple would be swooping in to steal some of the spotlight from Google today, and the news just dropped. Whereas Google announced earlier today that the Google Play Store has reached 48 billion downloads, Apple has just announced that the iTunes App Store has hit 50 billion downloads. Although, given the headstart that Apple had in mobile, we wonder which number is really more impressive...
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22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not a fair statement, when you consider that the galaxy players which are the same thing as iPods access the play store.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The red indicates hitting a nerve lol.

25. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

P.A should make it so we can see who gives the thumbs on here it would show the trolls and constant red thumbers that go into all wp/nokia articles and thumb down every positive comment

27. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Yeah, exactly. Dark's every single comment is thumbed down even though there is nothing wrong. Aw man! These red thumbs suck! PA please let us know which trolls thumb us down.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Perfectly sensible solution, and make them have to leave a reason for the thumb down too, or not be allowed to


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wtf is going wrong in here, who is thumbing down positive comments! Now don't be shy, say who you are. Could you please stand up! That is sad and pathetic thumbing, giving red on a good post, atleast give reasons for why the red... ™

36. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

That is a fantastic idea! I'll send it up the ladder

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30977; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


31. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

fake claim by apple to make themselves look better
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