Merry iPod touch Xmas for App Sales

Macrumors is reporting that the large numbers of iPod touch mobile devices received this Xmas has created a mini boom for the App Store, with an average tripling or quadrupling of downloads post Dec. 25th, even on titles outside the Top 100 spotlight.

Browser share for the iPod touch likewise spiked on Xmas morning.

Did you get an iPhone or an iPod touch for Xmas? If so, what Apps did you download?

Rene Ritchie

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cody says:

i bought my 2g itouch the day it came out but i did get alot of itunes money! i bought
flick fishing
dr awsome
spore
touch physics
iphysics
scoops
and touch grind

jasonact says:

I already had an iPhone 3G, but I did get a couple of iTunes gift cards, which I spent entirely on iPhone Apps (Rolando, SimCity, and Tweetie, among others). I suspect a lot of other iPhone and iPod Touch owners who recieved gift cards did the same, and that contributed to the spike as well.

Matt Sawyers says:

Yeah, I too got iTunes apps for x-mas :)

w5 says:

I receive iTunes card and I bought gears of war 2 for my iPhone 3g hot app to have go get I recommend it.

john says:

these apps are mostly stupid games for morons or they are memory hogs slowing down the touch speed.

W Park says:

The iPhone/iPod Touch ecology will dominate like dinosaurs and deciduous plants did over amphibians and ferns. We just got two Nintendo DS's and had a chance to compare to the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 1G, and it's a tie only because Nintendo has been at it longer and has longer, deeper games. It's only a matter a time -see my article here:
http://golfism.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/nintendo-ds-versus-ipod-touchiph...

Steve says:

People close to me don't even know what an iTunes Gift Card is... and probably never even heard of iTunes. :lol:
I need some new friends.

Davit says:

Oh no, and I was hoping for some sales.

lindsay says:

the perfect gift for this christmas.make sure you dont forget to add some ipod accessories to make your ipod funky and more attractive, useful.

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The X-Power1 has the ability to charge the iPhone/iPod/iPod Touch's internal battery as well as the X-Power1 power cell.
X-Power1 is available in different lengths: 6 inches, 20 inches, 30 inches and also offered in a small compact retractable cable design for easy storage.
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