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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