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iPhone News: iTunes App Store Saw 60 Million Downloads Since Launch
      08/11/08 09:28 AM

Both Wall Street Journal and the Fortune published interviews with Steve Jobs. The topic? The iTunes App Store. And you guessed it, it's been a huge success!


"In the month since Apple opened an online software clearinghouse called the App Store, users have downloaded more than 60 million programs for the iPhone, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said in an interview at Apple's headquarters. While most of those applications were free, Apple sold an average of $1 million a day in applications for a total of about $30 million in sales over the month, Mr. Jobs said.



If sales stay at the current pace, Apple stands to reap at least $360 million a year in new revenue from the App Store, Mr. Jobs said. "This thing's going to crest a half a billion, soon," he added. "Who knows, maybe it will be a $1 billion marketplace at some point in time."


Here is the interview piece on WSJ: http://tinyurl.com/5lo4pn
Here is the piece on Fortune: http://tinyurl.com/6h675t






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