The 10 billionth iTunes track has been downloaded following a two-week countdown. Just last month, Apple’s app store surpassed three billion downloads. (OK, we had expected Apple to cross the 10 billion target at the end of 2009, we’re a few weeks off, sorry about that).
It’s important to understand just how far iTunes has become a de facto store front for music sales. Between Jan 6, 2009 and July 21, 2009 the service sold 2 billion songs.
That’s interesting when you consider it took Apple between April 28 2003 and January 10, 2007 to sell the first two billion.
More follows… (meanwhile, here’s a graph detailing sales up until mid-2009)