Do You Use Your iPhone Apps?

This Pinch Media study monitored 30 million apps in the iPhone App Store and found that most apps are in use by fewer than 5% of iPhone users after a month has passed since the download.

Personally, I’ve downloaded some apps that sit on my home screen without being used, but I appreciate most of my apps and use them regularly. For example, I’ve used all of these in the last week:

  • Todo
  • iFitness
  • WeDict
  • Pandora
  • Shazam
  • iTranslate
  • Facebook

What about you? Are you in the majority of iPhone users who don’t use their apps a month after they’ve downloaded them? Or do you make good use of most of your apps?

Apple to Surpass Goal & Sell 12 Million iPhones in 2007?

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The results of a recent Markitecture survey have many bloggers lamenting that “only 6%” of the mobile phone market plan to buy the iPhone in 2007.

Clearly, no one is doing the math, because based on year-end 2005 statistics, there are now over 200 million mobile phone users in the U.S. Six percent of 200 million equals 12 million users “likely to buy the iPhone within the next year.”

By those measures, Apple’s goal to sell 10 million iPhones by 2007’s end will be surpassed by an additional 2 million or more phones.

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Will the iPhone Take Down BlackBerry?

Jeff Matthews surveyed his readers (customers of Verizon, Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint and Alltell – in that order) to find out whether the iPhone is truly a threat to the BlackBerry.

Among the 8 questions he asked:

  • Which iPhone feature do you like the best? Which feature bothers you most?
  • Would you switch your email to the iPhone and get rid of your current device?
  • Do you need a new iPod? Would you replace it with an iPhone?

It’s an interesting post. Check it out if you have some time.