Apple: 35,000 iPads Apps Gives iPad the Advantage

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Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced by way of his statement in Monday’s conference call with analysts that Apple now has more than 35,000 dedicated iPad apps in the App Store. The company said in its September media event that it had some 30,000 iPad apps, meaning that Apple has been approving roughly 1,000 new iPad apps per week since then.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs also referenced those 35,000 apps when he said that Apple’s app edge was an advantage for the company as competitors start bringing Android-based tablets to market. Mr. Jobs

“Most of the video on the web is available in HTML 5,” said Mr. Jobs. “Having the iTunes media store and over 35,000 Apps on the App Store for iPad dwarfs anything else, and we think we have a very good product here that’s going to be hard to match.

He added, “And we’re not done.”

In another part of the conference call, he said, “iPad now has over 35,000 Apps on the App store. This new crop of tablets will have near zero.”

That combined with a 7” display that Mr. Jobs argued passionately was not big enough for a proper interface — he called such a form factor a “tweener” device that is too big for a smartphone and too small for a tablet — and that they will be DOA (dead on arrival) when they come to market.

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CityGuide

Jobs’ passionate denial that a 7” display is not a proper interface is virtually a stock “buy” order in anticipation of Apple announcing an iPad Mini next spring.

other side

Better buy now.  AAPL is down $19.50 as I write this.

zisel77

Wow wow wow
I reall don’t know that there is so many ipas apps in the store. 

My favorite iPad apps are:

- GoodReader - PDF reader, MobileMe and Dropbox access
- Instapaper Pro - The iPad?s big screen makes for a much nicer reading experience
- BBC News - The Beeb knows how to make a great news app
- NPR - Nice interface, access to lots of NPR content
- Words HD - Words with Friends so so much better on the iPad screen
- TWC Max+ - The Weather Channel app for the iPad

I actually love this app.
what’s more, I?m completely biased, but my own app is my favorite, though not yet optimized for the iPad.  (free test sample available via Private Message, no purchase required)
e.g. “Top 10 Best Free iPad Apps"from iFunia ipas column.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

What Steve Jobs did today was say “Apple is better”. No, Apple is not better, and people who use its products aren’t better than everyone else. Apple is different, even unique. The problem Jobs is going to run into, especially with his thinking on 7” vs. 10” and unified vs. fragmented, is that people are fragmented. People want different things. They have different needs. They also want to be relatively unique. There is no single phone or tablet model that is going to satisfy more than a small niche.

Mark this date, because it’s the day that 1/2 the people who paid attention know that Jobs is a certifiable, self-absorbed nut job. Read the discussions at Gizmodo, Engadget, Tech Crunch, etc. He dropped 5 minutes of bulletin board material for Android handset and tablet makers, developers, users, and fans.

The toughest part about claiming to be “better” is when you get “beat” by a “lesser” opponent. That’s when you have to rationalize to stay “better”. Steve Jobs starting doing that today.

Peto

Apple’s “closed” system is like a sonnet. A sonnet has certain rules - 14 lines, 10 metric feet, specific rhyme scheme, etc. However, within those parameters there is an infinity of variation (creativity) possible. The constraints are what enables the novelty, ingenuity and genius of the poet: see Shakespeare and other masters of this “closed” form.

aneexiaoa@gmail.com

If possible, dont miss a ipad! ipad is so fantastic!now ,i am a ipad user , i use my ipad playing games, whach movies, sending e-mail ect. i maily use my ipad to enjoy movies, as i am a movie fan, i purchase a ipad chair and Aneesoft ipad video converter , i watch videos everyday and i never go to the cinema , at the same time, ipad as a tool of Mobile Office is also Applied and fashion for many enterprises , in a word, ipad are more and more applied by us in life .

Lee Dronick

Apple?s ?closed? system is like a sonnet. A sonnet has certain rules…The constraints are what enables the novelty, ingenuity and genius of the poet: see Shakespeare and other masters of this ?closed? form.

As a fan of the Bard, and Apple, I thank you. I wish that I was at least 1/10 as skillful at words as he was.

skipaq

Yes, Steve says they do it better or will do it better. Who would desire a CEO that would say: “We want to be number 2 or second best.” Wasn’t it Steve who said Microsoft had won the OS battle? I don’t think the man has lost touch with reality; but like anyone who runs a business he is going to put his company in the best light.

Does it mean that Apple is the best? Depends on one’s point of view. And there will not be agreement by everyone. Apple just set a couple of company records and the CEO is crowing. What do you expect the man to say? We stink and our business plan is a disaster. I’m sure that would go over big on Wall St. and in the board room.

dlstarr7

What Steve Jobs did today was say ?Apple is better?. No, Apple is not better, and people who use its products aren?t better than everyone else.

Apple is better.  It is.  Case closed.

jfbiii

I think the regulars here have a pretty good idea of who’s a “certifiable, self-absorded nut job.”

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

@jfbiii: Stay classy, my friend. You might want to go visit Engadget and Gizmodo comment sections to see the hate for yourself. It’s personal with a lot of people. Jobs is a very divisive presence. If you can’t acknowledge that while simultaneously ball-washing, well, we know why Jobs doesn’t offer you true multi-tasking on the iPhone now, don’t we?

jfbiii

It?s personal with a lot of people.

Which is fine. It’s nice to see the admission in the open like that.

Jobs’ divisiveness (consider that an acknowledgement) is actually one of his strengths. But you’re too blinded by your personal outrage to take any time to notice that you’ve gone to great lengths to deliberately frame your arguments in terms that don’t reflect the reality of Apple’s business model, its goals, and its strategy just so that you can make its successes out to be its failures.

It’s kind of sad to watch, really. I mean, you obviously have the capacity to say something meaningful but instead we get a constant stream of how a guy running a company that continues to deliver great products at great margins and deliver outstanding value and growth to shareholders (and done so consistently, year over year for a decade now) is a “certifiable, self-absorbed nut job.” Every argument you make ends up being this tortured attempt to convince us that a guy who is performing his job at perhaps the highest level possible is actually making the next in a long string of very foolish business decisions.

Directing that “stay classy” line at your own phrase was classic, btw. I LOL’d hard at that.

Lee Dronick

certifiable, self-absorbed nut job.

The game changers in history always seem to have been accused of that.

“Here?s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently. They?re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can?t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that?s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

mhikl

Well put, jfbii,

“. . . blinded by personal outrage . . . ” says it all. But understand, Bosco is a real seer. He sees a turd and can tell everyone what he had for lunch. But nobody cares and he prattles on and on and on. It’s like a time traveller from the past who tells you what happened yesterday and gets all the points wrong in the glaring face of the facts. I should put it so “classy” as you have, but to be able to use a word like turd is so much more fun.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

The thing I love about Apple fans and their new devotion to all things integrated is best summed up in Ted Landau’s tweet from this afternoon.

It’s good to see on that on the kinder, gentler TMO comment boards, we can all hold different opinions and respect one another.

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