The iPhone can do many things -- and processing credit card transactions is already one of them, thanks to a veritable host of App Store apps for just that purpose. But have you ever seen a credit card actually swiped into the device?
Despite the App Store's huge number of applications and the even larger
number of downloads, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall St. piracy
is responsible for an enormous amount of lost revenue. As much as $450
million, the site claims. That's a big chunk of change.
Facebook cultists were no doubt overjoyed when the 3.0 version of their iPhone app was updated awhile back, but one major oversight in that otherwise excellent release has finally been rectified with today’s 3.1 update.
In what is sure to be a fortuitously timed shot across the bow for Google’s Nexus One announcement today, Apple has announced this morning that the App Store has now crossed the three billion downloads mark.