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25 billion served up: iTunes reaches milestone

Posted at: 02/07/2013 9:22 AM

It's taken almost 10 years but Apple has reached a new milestone. Twenty-five billion songs have now been purchased on iTunes.
 
"Monkey Drums" by Chase Buch is the selection that has the honor of being the  
25-billionth download. It was purchased by a customer in Germany who will receive an iTunes gift card worth more than $13,000 dollars.
 
On average, customers download 15,000 songs a minute.
 
The iTunes store which was launched in 2003 has 26-million songs to choose from in its retail catalog.