Apple’s garnered a new record to add to its log books. Its iPad has crossed the 100,000 apps – that too within a mere 453 days. The original iPad was launched on April 3, 2010 and since then numerous apps have been developed.
With many people voicing an opinion that tablets will face stiff competition at market level have been proved wrong with this record.
Its first milestone was when, less than a year of its launch, the iPad crossed 75,000 apps. As of now, there are precisely 100,161 iPad apps in the AppStore list.
iPad owes much of its success to the popularity of iPhones. Apple iPhones, from the time of their launch in 2007, have been a huge hit with the masses. Apple set out to create apps for its phones, and released the first developer tools to create native apps for the iPhone. In 2008, with the iPhone 3G, came the App Store, a spot to browse and download apps.
Within the last 3 years, having graphical enhancements, sections, and 10 billion downloads in its kitty, the App Store has emerged the king of Apple’s products.
The store’s success saw Cupertino develop the OS X version, termed Mac App Store, which also shot up in fame due to its user-friendliness.
As you know, buying and browsing in App Store is easy and simple, though some critics argue that quantity isn’t quality. That may be, but customers have access to lots of apps, which are regularly updated. Moreover, Apple gives a 30% cut off for every transaction, which proves gainful for both the developers and users.
With a milestone achieved, don’t expect Apple to stall. Having lots of apps in its bag, the AppStore might get a makeover treatment with added sections to house new apps.
We expect them to branch out soon, more so because they have the Lion release on the Mac App Store in July. Also with iCloud going public this fall and automatic downloads set in place, Apple is looking to make the process of buying and syncing apps to iOS devices even simpler.
With development going at a fast pace, Apple is certainly giving the other brands a run for their money. Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 8 are the only hope of competitors to stop Cupertino’s run, before they steamroll the million mark.