Apple claims 160 million iPhone, iPod, and iPad users world-wide and given the popularity of Apple apps- it’s no surprise at Apple’s announcement of 10 billion apps downloaded. The 10 billion apps comes on the heels of Steve Jobs’ announcement of his departure for medical leave, once again. Which is not good news for Apple. Before the iPod apps got started Apple’s market share was on the decline, and after the 2001 Napster ruling Jobs decided that Apple should offer apps at a small fee for each download, even though Napster music was free. How ironic that paying a minimal fee has been such a roaring success, but without Jobs at the helm it’s possible that Apple may not have a great future!
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