App Store hits billionth download

27 April 2009 — 2:00 PM

There are many apps available

Since it was launched nine months ago, the App Store has been the go-to place for software applications for the latest phones and media players from Apple.

It has now been confirmed the landmark figure has been achieved thanks to 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey - who recently downloaded Bump.

The App Store's billionth downloader was then awarded a $10,000 iTunes gift card, as well as an iPod touch, Time Capsule and MacBook Pro.

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said the online portal had achieved great things in a short period of time.

"In nine months, the App Store has completely revolutionised the mobile industry and this is only the beginning," he added.

Over 35,000 applications are now available to App Store users, including many which are free. Recently, a Skype widget was added to the shop - which could inspire those recycling mobile phones to consider an iPhone.

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