Apple is never one to shy away from declaring landmark achievements. Heck, its keynotes usually begin with a whole heap of check-us-out-we’re-the-best statistics.
The latest landmark is the fifth birthday of a little something called the Apple App Store. Aww, they grow up so fast, don’t they?
It’s almost hard to believe, but the first generation iPhone landed sans App Store. No Angry Birds, no fart apps… Dark days. But it’s all good now, with a whole world of apps at your fingertips.
In celebration of the App Store’s fifth birthday, Apple has fired out a poster to select recipients, including Tim Bradshaw of The Financial Times, who shares his wee gift on twitter. Presumably there’s one winging its way to my flat, too.
Said poster details various individual landmarks, including $2 billion, $4 billion and $10 billion in revenue, and 10, 25 then 50 billion downloads. Yeah, that’s a lot of money, and a lot of apps.
Interesting stuff. Presumably Apple will put something up on its website and/or the App Store shortly. The fifth birthday goes down on July 10, which is Wednesday next week.