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Apple App Store Purchases to Grow 61% in 2011

According to one industry analyst, digital purchases from Apple's App Store should increase 61 per cent this year. It's also expected that the average iOS device owner will purchase and download 83 apps in 2011. The predictions come to us from Piper ... Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who provided them in a letter to investors earlier this week. (Source: ) "We believe this trend points to the increasing importance of an app store with a broad selection of tested apps to drive device sales," Munster noted. "Smartphone users are showing an increasing appetite to use apps to add features to ... (view more)

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Apple Sells 700,000 iPads Opening Day, Report Suggests

Even before many reviews of the iPad have been unveiled, die-hard Apple devotees have scooped up an estimated 700,000 units of the much-anticipated handheld device. According to a report by Gene Munster of tech analyst firm Piper Jaffray, it's ... estimated Apple sold between 600,000 and 700,000 of its iPad devices just this past Saturday, alone (including presales). The number more than doubles the senior analyst's earlier forecast that between 200,000 and 300,000 units would move out on that first day of availability. (Source: ) iPad Beats iPhone Release Evidence of the iPad's ... (view more)

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