In an announcement timed suspiciously to counter Google's unveiling of the Nexus One, Apple trumpeted the latest download numbers from the App Store: three BILLION downloads since its inception eighteen months ago, and a 100% increase over the 1.5 billion count posted just six months ago.
As you might guess, Uncle Steve was so happy he was ready to plotz: ‚ÄúThree billion applications downloaded in less than 18 months‚Äîthis is
like nothing we‚Äôve ever seen before…The revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an
experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and
we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon.‚Äù