This Week in iPhone News – January 22/2010

AdMob Mobile Metrics Q4/09: iPhone doubled its share of smartphone global requests to 27%.

Yelp Challenges Foursquare, Adds Checkins to iPhone App The location-based application realm is sure getting a lot of attention lately. Yelp has recently updated their application to allow you to check-in at your current location, similar to Foursquare.

App Removed At Request of Competition Apparently not the first time this has happened. Includes a petition asking for a change in the policy.

Making A Living (Barely) On The iPhone App Store (aka The Numbers Post) Noel Llopis from Snappy Touch discusses the financial performance of his latest iPhone application “Flower Garden” without hiding any of the gory details.

Apple Responsible for 99.4% of Mobile App Sales in 2009 (Updated) A great summary of the latest report from Garter concerning overall mobile app sales and revenue in 2009 and how Apple has affected things.

Bing To Become Default iPhone Search? There seem to be ongoing talks between Apple and Microsoft concerning the possibility of switching from using Google to Bing as the default search engine on the iPhone.

iPhone 4G Rumors Visualized

Pocket God Becomes First iPhone App To Sell Over 2M Units The frequently updated iPhone game “Pocket God” has demonstrated its popularity in becoming the first iPhone application to sell more than 2 million units. It’s definitely worth giving it a try if you haven’t already.

Apple Tablet Design Reportedly Akin to Flattened First-Generation iPhone With the big announcement coming from Apple next Wednesday, the rumor mill is in high gear about what the possible tablet will be like. A lot of signs point to this design which seems to be a larger version of the first-generation iPhone.

Man Buried in Haiti Rubble Uses iPhone to Treat Wounds, Survive Just another testament to how useful the iPhone can be in almost any situation!

iSketch Drawing program developer by an 11 year old kid. iTunes rating: 4.5 stars!

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