“Apple issued a press release [yesterday] morning, announcing that App Store downloads have now topped the 3 billion mark,” Rick Aristotle Munarriz writes for The Motley Fool.
“It’s certainly an impressive feat, given that Apple launched the applications marketplace only two summers ago,” Munarriz writes. “It took just six months to double up on the 1.5 billion downloads that the company chalked up during the App Store’s rookie year.”
“The timing of the press release is certainly no accident,” Munarriz writes. “This was supposed to be Google’s day. The world’s leading search engine has been prepping for [yesterday’s] Nexus One unveiling — but in steps Apple to hog some of the attention.”
Munarriz writes, “Apple has a funny — or tactically brilliant — way of crashing the party… There is no way that the timing of Apple’s press release is a coincidence. Jobs has plenty of practice in pulling the rug from under his competitors — and he just did it again.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Don’t mess with the master; especially by trotting out a bunch of unprepared fumbling stiffs to unveil your non-multi-touch entry in a long line of me-too iPhone clones:
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Google, your honeymoon is over. If you want so badly to be the next Microsoft, expect to be treated like them.
Perhaps Google has a bit too much market share for their own good?
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