On July 11, Apple’s App Store hits another milestone: It turns one year old. In just 12 months, the store has managed to accumulate a catalogue of more than 50,000 applications, ranging from games to e-books. To date, consumers have downloaded more than one billion apps onto their iPhones and iPod touches. Along the way, Apple changed the way we use smartphones, and has forced companies like Research In Motion and Google to open their own, rival app stores, too.
To celebrate App Store’s anniversary, let’s make a list of the best iPhone apps. Here are some of Apple’s favorite apps. What’s your favorite app and why?
Also, what do you like about the App Store, and what would you like to see changed?