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Apple App Store hits ten billion app downloadsBy Hanleigh Daniels 24 January 2011 | Categories: news
Apple announced on Saturday that it has surpassed the 10 billion mark in apps downloaded from its App Store. These ten billion downloads have come courtesy of over 160 million iPhone, iPod touch as well as iPad devices globally.
Gail Davis of Orpington, Kent, in the UK was the lucky user who downloaded the milestone app (Paper Glider), scoring in the process a $10 000 iTunes Gift Card.
“With more than 10 billion apps downloaded in just two and a half years — a staggering seven billion apps in the last year alone — the App Store has surpassed our wildest dreams,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
“The App Store has revolutionized how software is created, distributed, discovered and sold. While others try to copy the App Store, it continues to offer developers and customers the most innovative experience on the planet.”
Cupertino’s App Store currently has over 350 000 apps within 20 categories for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users in 90 countries from around the world, with more than 60 000 of these being specifically designed for the iPad.
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