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App Store Sees 1.5 Billion Downloads in First Year

Apple has announced that the iTunes App Store has topped 1.5 billion downloads in its first year of business. Given that the 1 billionth download came on 24-Apr-09, 9 months after the store's launch, the store is clearly picking up steam, with over 500 million downloads in the past three months. The number of available apps also continues to grow (now over 65,000), as does the number of participating developers (now over 100,000). Quantity is good, but here's hoping the App Store does a better job of helping users discern quality in the future.

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