Another interesting Apple post was TNW's post, "Apple accounts for nearly two thirds of all app downloads despite fierce competition!" Android fan boys can boast till the cows come home about how Android is out selling the iPhone, but the truth of the matter is that the iPhone out does Android in pretty much every other area, including, as TNW notes, downloads. Amazingly, even though Apple's downloads have shrunk somewhat because of Android and the other so-called app stores, it still managed to account for almost 60% of all downloads out of the other 58 copy-cat app stores that were surveyed in the first quarter of 2011! Way to go Apple!
Another amazing story that I enjoyed, concerned Apple's amazingly, huge, humongous, colossus, and overly enormous piggy bank that is now growing so fast that the blog, Bullish Cross predicts that it could possibly hit the amazingly, huge, humongous, colossus, and enormous sum of $300 billion by 2015, only a few short years away! This is up considerably from the $81 billion projected that Apple will have by the end of this year. Wow, for crying out chocolate cover bacon and grits, now that's what I call one-hell-of-a-piggy-bank! Hmmm.... just think of the all the yummy pizzas that one could buy with that kind of cash..... oh, baby!
In conclusion, by far the biggest news that I read yesterday about Apple was its announcement that Steve Jobs, the big man himself, will be heading its upcoming WWDC, where he is also expected to announce Apple's new iCloud service, iOS and OS X Lion! Now that's big and exciting news indeed, and the mere fact that Steve was going to be there sent Apple's stock soaring. The stock hit $347.83, or up some $10.42 cents per share, or some 3.09%, in regular trading, and yet another $1.17 in after hour trading. With approximately 930 million shares, that little bit of news meant that Apple's market value increase by an amazingly, huge, humongous, colossus, and overly enormous $10.7 billion plus for the bloody day..... now that's what I call a good day's
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, June o1, 2011
Steve Jobs picture via: Gizmodo