Saturday, June 12, 2010

Over 10,000 iPad Apps


During Steve Jobs keynote address at WWDC on Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs rattled off a bunch of iPad statistics. Included was that there are 8,500 native iPad apps. Apple had over 9,000 during the WWDC last week, they actually posts the number of apps available for the iPad. And that number just hit 10,000 this morning.

If you go to the App Store app on the iPad and click on the “Release Date” area, you can view the total for yourself. Along the top of that area, it will read the number you are looking at, and the (see photo) current number available of apps that are built to run on the iPad.

Developers have noted recently that a long wait time for app approval was occuring. Reeder, an nice iPad feed reading app was just approved after waiting for a couple weeks. One reason for the delay is because Apple is trying to get iOS 4 compatible apps approved in time for the launch of that OS and the new iPhone 4 in a couple of weeks, likely giving them priority over the iPad apps.

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