There are now 25,000 applications on the iPhone App Store. Count `em! Actually, don’t… The most popular price point is $0.99, although the next most popular is free. However, it seems Apple’s tight grip on the sales and distribution of iPhone apps could be facing a challenge. The Wall Street Journal reports on a new venture called Cydia Store, which aims to sell unlicensed apps for users who’ve jailbroken (hacked) their iPhones. This will include apps barred from the official App Store. “The overworking goal is to provide choice,” says founder Jay Freeman. “It’s understandable that [Apple] wants to control things, but it has been very limiting for developers and users.”

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