Forget breaking the Internet, Kim Kardashian broke the App Store

Forget breaking the Internet, Kim Kardashian broke the App Store


Kim Kardashian wants to takeover your keyboard.
The end is nigh.
Photo: Kimoji

Looking forward to Christmas? So am I — unless humanity ignominiously implodes en route to December 25.

What would lead me to raise that possibility? Oh, just the fact that not only did Kim Kardashian’s newly-launched emoji app immediately shoot to the top of the App Store charts, but its popularity even caused sweeping technical difficulties across Apple’s giant app repository.

We brought this on ourselves, didn’t we?

Kim’s Kimoji $1.99 app was released Monday, as we detailed yesterday — finally giving users the kind of classy “panties round a pair of ankles” and “oversized asses” emojis that, frankly, I can’t believe I managed to have conversations without.

But it didn’t take long until technical problems kicked in as a surge of users attempted to download the emoji app.

“Apple, I’m so sorry I broke your App Store!!” Kim tweeted. “I can’t believe so many people downloaded my KIMOJI app that it affected the entire app store!”

“Ahhhhhhhh I still can’t believe we broke the entire App Store!!!!” she wrote in another message.

Hey, maybe it was the App Store’s negative reaction was the tech version of a body raising its temperature as it fights off a virus. Fortunately (if that’s the word), the problem is now fixed, and users can download Kimoji to their heart’s content.


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