iTunes App store tops 3 billion downloads

Jon

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I hope I’ve got a spare around here somewhere, because my mind is blown. Apple announced on Tuesday that the App Store has now topped three billion downloads. That’s three billion in less than 18 months of existence, as Apple CEO Steve Jobs was kind enough to point out in the company’s press release.
If you recall, the store hit the two billion mark back in September, having topped the one billion mark in April of last year. It took nine months for Apple to hit its first billion, five months to hit its second billion, and slightly more than three months after that to reach three billion.
That’s some impressive acceleration there, but two words will shed some light on the matter: holiday season. Having introduced no less than four relatives to the wonder of downloading apps during my vacation, there’s no question in my mind that Apple sold an imperial ton of iPhones in its most recent quarter. Of course, we’ll have to wait until Apple releases its quarterly results towards the end of the month to get the actual numbers on that.
Until then, there’s only one number that really matters and it’s this: three billion downloads.


App Store tops three billion downloads | Software | iPhone Central | Macworld
 

DAB

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Well that is number is damn impressive for sure! I probably have about 20 apps on my iPhone and/or iPod Touch!
 

Jon

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As it stands now, I have 53 apps. Will probably be 54 once MLB At Bat 2010 hits the store. And yes, I use all of them.
 

jef

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I have 10 pages of apps on my iPod Touch at the moment, plus a TON in iTunes not installed. I don't use all of them all of the time - some are to try out, some are special use (like vacation/travel stuff), some are games I play if I am bored while waiting for an appointment or something, and some I use every day.

With a lot of them being free, or fairly cheap -- "99 Cents is the New Free!!" -- why not download and check things out. I can see why things are booming along at the store.
 

Ifandorbut

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And to think the music industry could have partnered up with Napster YEARS before iTunes existed.

The music industry can go and fuck itself....strike that...they already did.