Sunday, July 13, 2008

iPhone App Store Downloads Top 10 Million in First Weekend

Apple iPhone and iPod touch users downloaded more than 10 million applications from the new App Store since its launch late last week, according to the company. The selection of applications ranges from games to location-based social networking to medical applications to enterprise productivity tools. The company noted that more than 800 native applications are now available on the App Store, with more than 200 offered for free and more than 90 percent priced at less than $10.

"The App Store is a grand slam, with a staggering 10 million applications downloaded in just three days," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO.

Apple also noted the sale of one million iPhone 3G units over the first weekend of availability. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries -- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US -- and will go on sale in France on July 17.