Apple Sells Apps Faster Than McDonald’s Sells Hamburgers [Infographic]

Apple Sells Apps Faster Than McDonald’s Sells Hamburgers [Infographic]

Apple recently announced that they’d sold just over 15 billion apps in just three years, which got ZDNet’s Eric Lai doing some number crunching, and it turns out that the App Store has just passed a big milestone: Apple’s now selling apps faster than McDonald’s can sell hamburgers.

That’s actually nine times faster than McDonald’s sells hamburgers. Of course, a lot here has to do with delivery method: if McDonald’s could squirt out cheeseburger’s through a smartphone screen, I’m guessing they could match Apple’s App Store numbers. That’s one thing to look forward to in the future, right?

  • oakdesk23

    Downloads are not sales. Headline from Apple:

    “Apple’s App Store Downloads Top 15 Billion”

    Your interpretation:
    “Apple recently announced that they’d sold just over 15 billion apps”

    So, are you really so stupid as not to understand that downloads aren’t necessarily sales?

  • Friends of Mac

    That’s a bit harsh…

    Tthe fact remains that Apple is serving up a s**t ton of apps, both paid and free. iOS is kicking butt and taking names. Developers are jumping ship from competing platforms, including Android, because iTunes is where the money’s at.

    -Chris
    http://friendsofmac.net

  • Edward Steve

    Ha Ha Ha. I can’t but laugh. The title of the post made me do so. It’s amazing indeed.

  • oakdesk23

    The truth is harsh? Okay.

    Apple is doing exceptionally well, no one argues that.

    Developers are not jumping ship… there simply aren’t many developers on competing platforms. If anything, developers are going to platforms that aren’t under Apple’s control.

    I will now consider you an idiot as well.

    By the way, how has putting your link on every comment worked out for you?

  • Vivek Parmar

    Thought good comes before having any device but an apple a day keeps doctor away. Apple rocks 

  • Kuped

    Fewer cows die in the downloading of iOS apps than MacDonald’s burgers too…I think.

  • dapowell

    Yes because the logistics of delivering bits is somehow comparable to that of delivering bites.

  • Jeriel Castillo

    If that’s the case the Google “sold” (downloads :P) 15 Billions Apps faster than Apple won’t you agreed?

    XD

  • smitty97

    wow, if that android slope gets any steeper it’ll go toward the left.  that kind of projection with just 2 data points = android fanboi

  • David S

    He may be a complete asshole, but he’s got a point.

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