225,000 apps have paid out US$1 billion to developers. So that’s around US$4444.44 per app.
At a guess I’d be hoping that it doesn’t take more than two weeks to write an App, otherwise I suspect most developers are being underpaid, despite the ‘I quit my day job’ stories Apple is keen to promote.
Apple’s stock price currently at US$215.59, up from around US$83 a year ago. Soon to come crashing down after the hype singularity of the launch as analysts realise that even the second coming of the Jesus phone can’t live up to everyone’s expectations. (Hint – follow the old Apple employee’s maxim of ‘sell before the keynote’)
I also wonder what the cool feature will be… Mesh networking? Biofeedback? Merging with other nearby devices to form a larger device? Inbuilt projector?
It will also be interesting to see if Apple launches any updates to their 17 inch MacBook Pro as they would probably always have done if they were attending MacWorld this year. Also, I predict an iPhone software update, an iTunes update and a Mac OS X update.
Now, lets sit back and see how wrong we all are…
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