About 10 apps an hour processed at AppStore by each review pair

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Apple's reply to the FCC's questions are in. These things go out on Friday afternoon for a reason. Some straight answers, some not so straight at all. But one can hardly blame Apple for its cagy replies. What is this sort of regulatorial inquisition if not "Answer these questions to give us rope to hang you?" [Apple]

The AppStore tidbits are interesting. There are about 40 appstore reviewers, with two checking each app. As there are 8,500 submissions a week, each "pair" will review 425 apps a week. Assuming for expediency's sake a 42.5 hour working week, that means each reviewer checks out 10 apps an hour. (Update: Gruber doubles the number, presumably interpreting review pairs simply as brief quality control checks by the second person)

And, according to the reply, 80% are approved (though clearly many of the remainder are resubmitted and ultimately accepted.)

Adds Joel Johnson: "Cut and paste rejection: explained."

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