“The fact that the App Store does exist is a testament to a characteristic of Jobs and Apple for which neither tends to get much credit. They listen to users,” O’Brien reports. “To understand why, you have to jump back to a piece of history that is often forgotten.”
O’Brien reports, “As the fifth anniversary hits, there are now more than 900,000 apps in the store that have been downloaded 50 billion times. All made possible by a company willing to admit it was wrong, and in the process make one of the most important pivots in recent tech history.”
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