In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Steve Jobs spilled some interesting dirt regarding the iPhone App Store.
It’s been one month since the App Store hit the market, and 60 million apps have already been downloaded, resulting in a total sale value of $1 million a day, according to Steve Jobs. That’s already a total of $30 million dollars.
"This thing’s going to crest a half a billion, soon," said Steve Jobs. "Who knows, maybe it will be a $1 billion marketplace at some point in time." The Apple CEO even went on to say, "I’ve never seen anything like this in my career for software."
Steve Jobs is stressed the importance of software in cell phones. "Phone differentiation used to be about radios and antennas and things like that," Jobs said. "We think, going forward, the phone of the future will be differentiated by software."
Steve also admitted to having a "kill switch" which can instantly pull any application. "Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull." Which is understandable.