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App Store passes 25 billion downloads

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App Store passes 25 billion downloads
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The App Store zipped past the 25 billion download mark today, earning one (as yet unannounced) downloader a cool $10,000 in iTunes vouchers in the process.

The milestone was reached in the early evening (GMT) on Sunday, meaning that it took just 3 years, 7 months, and 23 days to reach the target.

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When the App Store first launched back in the summer of 2008, few could have predicted that it would become such a large and, in many cases, disruptive industry to established distribution services.

The App Store launched alongside the release of the iPhone 3G and 2.0.1 of iOS, with only a handful of apps to choose from.

Now the App Store officially hosts over 500,000 different apps.