Apple App Store hits 10 billion-downloads mark


Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8:22 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 8:22 p.m.

CHICAGO — Apple Inc.'s App Store has now gotten more than 10 billion downloads, the company said Saturday.

In an announcement on its website, Apple did not reveal the name of the person who made the 10 billionth download, but the company had promised to give him or her a $10,000 gift card.

Apple has sold tens of millions of iPhones since the product hit the market in 2007, and its popularity remains undiminished with ever more programs and wireless carriers signing on.

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