iTunes hits the 25 billion milestone

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Apple’s giant media library, iTunes, has reached its 25 billionth download. That’s about 3,5 downloaded files per earthling capita and that’s pretty impressive. Of course Apple didn’t miss the chance to make an event out of this and in their own friendly-user way they gave away 10k$ to a guy from Germany that downloaded the 25 billionth song. I knew there would come a time when the Americans will freely give money to Germans.

Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, declared:” We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world” and also “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”. And the Miss Popularity Award goes for the 10th year in a row to… Apple!

iTunes is currently available in 119 countries and has a catalog of over 26 million songs so they do have what to brag about, but I can’t help wishing for a serious contender to knock them a little off their feet. You know what they say: “Competition is always good… for the customer.”

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