Steve Jobs: we’ve never seen success like the App Store
For the first time, Steve Jobs sat down on the economic report and answered questions from analysts. He said that in the 102 days since July 11, the App Store has gone from zero to 200 million downloads. “We’ve never seen success like this in our entire career,” Jobs said.
Jobs said there are now 5,500 apps available in 82 countries. And he added that, “The frequency of new applications submitted for publication is growing every week. Competitors are doing their best to match our App store, but it’s not as easy as it seems, and we’re well on our way to creating… a cycle of engaging iPhone programs that will lead to more iPhone sales, thus creating a market yet higher, which will encourage more developers to work for the iPhone.”
With pride, and almost breathlessly, Steve Jobs pointed out the achievement: “And all in just 102 days.”