SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has plenty of reasons to flaunt their killer App Store inside the front window of hundreds of Apple stores across the country. Since August, growth for the App Store has more than doubled with users downloading over 100 million applications. That number quickly adds up to an estimated $70 million in revenue for Apple. Impressive stats for the start of a rookie season.
It won't be long before the App Store reaches Steve Jobs' prediction of becoming a billion-dollar marketplace. The recent data along with the brilliant Apple store window display should be sufficient to inspire developers to 'hang in' while line sitting for a chance to test their worth in the App Store.
All controversy aside, the App Store has been a definite game changer for Apple and a huge win for cult of iPhone faithful. With competitors like Google and Microsoft announcing their own plans to launch blatant App Store clones, it's clear that Apple has taken the lead once again with digital downloads. This time there's nothing like DRM to hold them back.