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Apple: Users Download 10 Million Apps

Posted by: Olga Kharif on July 14, 2008

Apple just announced that its App Store topped 10 million application downloads in three days since launch. Today, the store that sells games, ringtones and organizers for the iPhone and iPod Touch offers some 800 applications, a quarter of them free. These numbers are stunning. No other mobile applications store has ever come close to this kind of sales volume.

What would be interesting to find out, of course, is whether most of the downloads are of free or paid content. Unfortunately, Apple provides no insight into that: The iTunes store features separate top-10 rankings for paid and free applications. My bet is that most users are going for the free stuff, though.

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July 14, 2008 09:17 PM

I guess for a start it wouldn't matter, which I figure are most definitely free app downloads. the intention like most others is just to nail that traffic, and convert them to sales later on...

Wait... aren't they rich enough?

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