The iPad has just reached quite a significant milestone – there are now over 100,000 iPad-specific applications available for download. Apple’s original iPad launched just about 453 days ago, which means approximately 220 new iPad apps were created every day the device as been available.
This is big news for a number of reasons. First, it exemplifies the sheer power of the iOS App Store. If any developers had wavering opinions about Apple’s environment, this should reaffirm their faith. What’s more, the App Store is arguably one of the biggest pulls towards buying an iDevice. Putting a nice round number like 100,000 on the iPad app store is sure to draw customers.
Not to mention this puts them miles ahead of the competition. In fact, AppAdvice cites a May report from GottaBeMobile that claims there are only about 100 apps available for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. For people who are app-centric (and the number of those people seem to be growing pretty rapidly), it’s going to be hard to justify buying a tablet other than the iPad.
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