More than 50,000 iPhone applications in the first year! Now at 688,000Friday, November 30, 12Even Apple had to learn this lesson. We’re all so excited about the story of the iPhone App Store, but it’s worth remembering that the AppStore wasn’t a work of Steve Jobs’ genius - he was resistant to the idea. It was the company respondingto users who wanted more from the device. Apple created the App Store in response to developers “jailbreaking” the iPhone and iPod Touch to add unauthorized features. And that’s when we went from phones that had twenty or thirty appscooked up in a back room deal to a platform that allows anyone to come up with new features.