Mankind doomed, as IFart app rules the world
Steve Jobs isn't dead yet, despite rumours to the contrary. If he were, however, you'd probably be able to hear the high-speed whining sound of him spinning in his grave at approaching the speed of light.
Although I've never worked for Apple, it's reasonable to assume that the iFart app for the iPhone and iPod Touch wasn't the reason that Jobs and his team created the Apps Store. Sadly, it seems to be the one download that everyone wants.
Amazon had already cited the iPod Touch as the number one gadget on gift lists in December, and as a result Apple's Apps Store saw sales increase up to four-fold on Christmas Day. In particular, 38,927 people around the world spent 99 cents downloading the iFart app. The company who developed it, InfoMedia made $27,249 in net revenue from those 24 hours alone.
Sales preceding Christmas had topped 10,000 for several days and the app has spent plenty of time at #1 in the Apps Store chart, meaning revenue has passed six figures. All to press a button that makes bottom burps. Shame on you, people.