iTunes: 3 Billion Downloads
July 31, 2007 at 6:43 AM (PT)
APPLE announced that more than three billion songs have been purchased and downloaded from the ITUNES Store. ITUNES recently surpassed AMAZON and TARGET to become the third largest music retailer in the U.S., based on data from market-research firm NPD Group, which captures consumer-reported, past-week unit purchases equivalized so that one CD equals 12 tracks, excluding wireless transactions.
"We'd like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone," said VP/ITUNES EDDIE CUE.