Apple's The App Effect video showcases the importance of apps in today's world

Apple's The App Effect video showcases the importance of apps in today's world
Earlier today at WWDC 2015, where Apple announced iOS 9, the company also mentioned that its App Store had reached 1.5 million apps - an impressive number. To celebrate this, Apple released a video titled The App Effect.

Like the first promo video for Apple Music (also released today), the App Effect video is made from a historical point of view, reminding us that, in 2007, when the original iPhone was launched, there was no App Store at all. Then, in 2008, when the App Store was first released, in only contained 500 apps. Now, 7 years later, the number has grown to 1 and a half million (including almost 200,000 educational apps), allowing people all over the world to benefit from the often brilliant ideas of developers (who, of course, are also people all over the world).

Interestingly, as you'll see in the video, astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson believes that "apps plus handheld devices" are so important that they can be "put up there with the invention of the microscope and telescope."

We may now take apps for granted, but they certainly represent a revolution in their own way (we're talking about apps in general here, not just iOS ones).



1. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Apple only have is crap behind crap. Ios it's biggest crap of the mobile OSES. Now has features that Android has over centuries. ios and iTunes make a control of the iPhone that the users practically can't do nothing with their phone. Think that is fair? It's not fair, because they don't have the freedom that the Android users have. And in MAC OS X is the same thing in relation to Windows desktop and to Linux. The same stupidity. Steve Jobs talked about innovation, but what innovation? Atrophy, limitation. Steve Jobs never was innovative. He only copied the technologies of minor enterprises that Apple buyed and transformed them like they was of him or of Apple.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013


2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Sorry but gag inducing. Sorry but, remember the T8x series calculators? people made apps on those you know that changed how it was used, hell some of the early non touch smart devices had apps, did apple make it game changing? heck no it was always becoming that. What apple did correctly was convince people that they were the 'top' of the crop and nothing else mattered, even though a ton of other things were going on around them, it was an effort on behalf of a ton of devices, manufacturers and a ton of other things, apple is just that kid that does none of the work but tries to take all the reward for it.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

There was GPS before Google Maps, and there was Foldout Maps before GPS, and there was a rotary phone before cellphone, and there was a horse before a car... Lets just stop innovating because we already have all the things to get things done.. What the F%&$ is your point?

7. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That is my point, google is a leader in its field, search engines and such, but it doesn't feel the need to force it down our throats, we use google and its functions because we find them the best, and they don't try to shove that they are the best down our throats last I checked, where apple seems so insanely busy pushing it down our throats that "they" are innovation and made things perfect...e.t.c.

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3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

apple @ its best..

6. gaming64 unregistered

As long as Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a video, it's an insant click.

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