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Apple Hits 15b App Store Downloads, But Loses "App Store" Name Skirmish 183

Posted by timothy
from the b-b-b-b-b-billion dept.
Coldeagle writes "Apple has been dealt a blow in its 'App Store' trademark case, with a federal judge denying its request for an injunction to stop Amazon from using the term." Apple probably wouldn't trade the name exclusivity it seeks, though, for the success they've found with the business model; the company announced today that the App Store has reached 15 billion downloads.
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Apple Hits 15b App Store Downloads, But Loses "App Store" Name Skirmish

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  • You know nothing (Score:4, Informative)

    by SuperKendall (25149) on Friday July 08, 2011 @04:49AM (#36692030)

    And you know as well as I that the hostility doesn't extend to OS X (yet.) Apple sees mobile as the future of computing (hence the "post-PC era" comments from Jobs),

    Post PC doesn't mean SANS PC. It means getting past the point of the PC being the PRIMARY platform, and to a world where it is one of many platforms as equals. Mobile is only where computing has to go to extend further than it has, and is ONE future, not all of it.

    They were even ready to try and apply US Federal laws against people creating jailbreaks.

    Really? When? I never read a single thing that said that, and now of course the point is moot since the law is clear that jailbreaking is fine.

    They've gone 180 from where I saw them when I got my MacBook.

    They continue to do what they always have tried to do, bring computing to the masses while still giving technical users excellent systems. Any change is you misinterpretation of direction, not an about-course.

  • Re:Nerds Love UNIX (Score:4, Informative)

    by Ash-Fox (726320) on Friday July 08, 2011 @06:59AM (#36692504)

    Apple never promised a 64 bit version of Carbon

    You may find this article [arstechnica.com] interesting. In particular,

    During the beta of Mac OS X 10.5, the first version that offered a credible, fully featured 64-bit API, Apple included a 64-bit version of Carbon. Adobe used this 64-bit Carbon to develop 64-bit Photoshop for Mac OS X.

    Then a little further...

    and though the company had told developers it was going to be one of the features of version 10.5, and though it worked well, the final release of Mac OS X 10.5 didn't include 64-bit Carbon.

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