RUMOR: Apple to open iPhone, iPod touch App Store as early as Tuesday, July 8

“It looks like green lights all the way for the launch of the iPhone App Store this week. Most developers have been told they must submit their applications by 12 PM PDT today (Monday) to be considered for inclusion in the launch,” Michael Arrington reports for TechCrunch.

“The store will almost certainly launch by Friday when the 3G iPhone is released, but some app developers say the App Store will likely launch a few days before that,” Arrington reports.

“Most developers will only get a few hours notice prior to the go live time, and Apple is keeping a tight reign on PR, as usual,” Arrington reports. “The store could be launched as early as Tuesday.”

Full article here.

31 Comments

  1. Some prerelease questions just for fun:

    – Will there be many free programs and will they be truly useful?

    – How much will programs sell for? Will prices rise or fall over time? Where will they settle? (A fascinating real life economics experiment.)

    – Will it be easy to find useful programs or will the number of options be overwhelming?

    – How many programs will initially be available? How many in a month? A year?

    – How much space will programs take up on my iPhone? Will I need to upgrade to a 16GB iPhone just to hold my programs?

    – Will iPhone games revolutionize the hand held game industry? Will GPS revolutionize the GPS industry?

    – Will a “must have”, “killer app” emerge or will the value of the be in the sheer variety of applications available?

    We’ll know a whole lot more very soon. We’re blessed to live in interesting times.

  2. Don’t you need iPhone 2.0 before you can use the iPhone Apps Store? Wouldn’t do much good to open the store if nobody can use it!

    So would they release the iPhone 2.0 OS upgrade at the same time?

  3. Some prerelease questions just for fun:

    – Will there be many free programs and will they be truly useful?

    yes many!!!!!

    – How much will programs sell for? Will prices rise or fall over time? Where will they settle? (A fascinating real life economics experiment.)

    – Will it be easy to find useful programs or will the number of options be overwhelming?

    simple and straight forward, even a guy like you can figure it out.

    – How many programs will initially be available? How many in a month? A year?

    250+
    1,000s+
    10,000+

    – How much space will programs take up on my iPhone? Will I need to upgrade to a 16GB iPhone just to hold my programs?

    no ….. for god sake a 4gig will do( 2gig size limit

    – Will iPhone games revolutionize the hand held game industry? Will GPS revolutionize the GPS industry?
    yes yes
    – Will a “must have”, “killer app” emerge or will the value of the be in the sheer variety of applications available?

    We’ll know a whole lot more very soon. We’re blessed to live in interesting times.

    you know what piss off!!

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