iTunes Store Tops Three Billion Songs

xUKHCx

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To give it it's proper home

Backed up by appleinsider

appleinsider said:
Apple's iTunes Store: 3 billion served

By AppleInsider Staff
Published: 09:00 AM EST

Apple said Tuesday that more than three billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the iTunes Store since its inception back in April of 2003.

The Apple download service has grown into the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store -- featuring a catalog of over five million songs, 550 television shows and 500 movies.

“We’d like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes.

The iTunes Store also recently surpassed Amazon and Target to become the third largest music retailer in the US.
That is a lot of songs.
 

Jeffrey903

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I created this graph using the dates from the Apple Press Releases to see how the iTunes store is growing (and it is growing VERY quickly):

 

villainx

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At the same time, somehow I don't think the record labels will be thanking Apple for preventing x billions of illegal downloads.
 

TitoC

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Congratulations Apple!!! 1 billion songs in a little over 6 months.

Now on to serious business. When is the next iTunes contest with an iPod giveaway? It would make a nice announcement/contest - a multi-touch iPod for a multi-billion year.
 

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Congratulations Apple!!! 1 billion songs in a little over 6 months.

Now on to serious business. When is the next iTunes contest with an iPod giveaway? It would make a nice announcement/contest - a multi-touch iPod for a multi-billion year.
Way to go Apple! The third billion songs in 6 months, the growth is certainly accelerating! :D
 

psycoswimmer

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Congratulations Apple!!! 1 billion songs in a little over 6 months.

Now on to serious business. When is the next iTunes contest with an iPod giveaway? It would make a nice announcement/contest - a multi-touch iPod for a multi-billion year.
Yeah, the last contest I can remember is when that guy bought a Coldplay album/song and won 10 iPods, an iMac, and a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Not bad. :p
 

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Do people reckon the will do another compeition when the 5 Billion Mark is up then every 5 Billion or so thereafter.
 

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Yeah, the last contest I can remember is when that guy bought a Coldplay album/song and won 10 iPods, an iMac, and a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Not bad. :p
oh yes... lucky bas-coldplay-lover ;)
Wasn't it for the first billion? Seems like Apple don't even have time to put up contests anymore... sales are growing too fast! :rolleyes::D
 

Squonk

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oh yes... lucky bas-coldplay-lover ;)
Wasn't it for the first billion? Seems like Apple don't even have time to put up contests anymore... sales are growing too fast! :rolleyes::D
Yeah and they didn't need the contest to help make sales. The cash is just rolling in now...
 

aLoC

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They only opened in 2003, and already are the third largest. That'll learn the incumbents to ignore technology.
 

cheunghy

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Here hoping for an iTunes (at least music) Store in Hong Kong.

They even have songs from Hong Kong artists in the UK, Australia and Japan stores.
 

whooleytoo

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I created this graph using the dates from the Apple Press Releases to see how the iTunes store is growing (and it is growing VERY quickly):
Thanks for the chart.

Interesting to note though, that the rate of sales seems to have gone down in the last period, for the first time; up until then it had always been on the increase. (The chart is concave up until the last data point, then convex).

If the chart is correct, it might suggest iTMS sales are starting to peak?