iPhone, iPad Apps top 1 Million in the US App Store

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The number of apps currently available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch through Apple's App Store has topped the 1 million mark in the United States. That detail doesn't come from Apple, but instead from the app discovery site AppsFire.

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Apple hit the 1 million mark worldwide about two months ago, although at the time the U.S. App Store was still showing fewer apps. Of those million apps, 473,000 were iPad optimized.

Just because there are over a million apps available in the U.S. App Store, however, doesn't mean they're all quality titles. While there are many great apps available, others are poor knock offs of quality apps, horribly tasteless games, or simply really bad ideas turned into really bad apps.

On the bright side, we do have apps like OmniFocus, Fantastical, Paper by FiftyThree and TextExpander Touch, all of which make our lives with our iPhones and iPads that much better.

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Remember when Mac users argued that it wasn't the quantity of apps, but the quality, during the PC wars? Good times.

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Remember when Mac users argued that it wasn’t the quantity of apps, but the quality, during the PC wars? Good times.

I remember it all too well, especially the complaints from PC users that there weren’t any decent games available for the Mac. I also remember their oft-spoken complaint about the Mac: “It’s not a real computer. Its just a toy.”

So basically, back in the day PC users complained that you couldn’t play games on a Mac while also complaining that the Mac was a toy. Given that they couldn’t see this inherent contradiction in their reasoning, is it any wonder Bill Gates managed to sell them so many copies of Windows???

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