January 24th, 2011

Apple’s App Store passes the 10 bil­lion down­loads mark

Apple's App Store passes the 1 billion downloads markApple’s App Store hit 10 bil­lion down­loads on Sat­urday 22nd Janu­ary 2010.

Thank you. Ten bil­lion times. The App Store has reached 10 bil­lion down­loads. Thanks for get­ting us there,” Apple said in a mes­sage on its website.

The App Store offers more than 300,000 free pro­grams known as applic­a­tions, or apps, for Apple’s pop­u­lar iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The suc­cess of Apple’s App Store has spawned rivals Black­berry, Google, which is the developer of the Android mobile oper­at­ing sys­tem, and oth­ers to launch their own online app stores.

Apple repor­ted a record quarterly net profit of $US6 bil­lion last week, a day after the company’s chief exec­ut­ive, Steve Jobs, announced he is going on med­ical leave.

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