Today in Apple history: App Store opens its virtual doors

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App Store
What was the first app you ever downloaded?
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Steve Jobs envisioned the App Store in 1983

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Steve Jobs on the cover of Time magazine in 1982.
Steve Jobs on the cover of Time magazine in 1982.
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iPhone app subscription fees doubled in a year

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Microsoft Word is one of thousands of titles available only through app subscription fees.
Microsoft Word is one of thousands of titles available only through app subscription fees.
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Today in Apple history: iPad surpasses 100,000 exclusive apps

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iPad
The iPad got developers excited from day one!
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Apple blocks iTunes payment changes on old versions of iOS, OS X

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App Store on iPhone 3GS
You may need to upgrade your device if you can’t update your software.
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Today in Apple history: The App Store gold rush begins

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App Store
Apple started accepting App Store submissions on this day in 2008.
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Amazon’s unlimited reading app finally arrives on iOS

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for kids now available on the Apple App Store.
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited offers kids age-appropriate videos, books, and apps. It's now on the Apple App Store.
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Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app

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Microsoft News on iOS
Meet Microsoft News for iOS.
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