Apple a anuntat in urma cu cateva minute printr-un comunicat de presa ca un numar de 25 de miliarde de melodii ar fi fost descarcate din iTunes Store. Aceasta cifre, conform SVP Eddy Cue, ar fi plasat-o pe Apple pe locul intai in topul distribuitorilor de muzica din intreaga lume, media descarcarilor fiind de 15000 melodii per minut. Apple a acordat un iTunes Gift Card in valoare de 10000 € celui care a cumparat melodia ce a marcat numarul 25 miliarde de descarcari. Un utilizator din Germania a cumparat melodia “Monkey Drums” a lui Chase Buch, fiind astfel fericitul castigator al premiului. In cadrul acestui comunicat mai aflam si ca iTunes Store are un catalog de 26 de milioane de melodii si ca este disponibil in 119 tari, printre care si Romania.
Apple a inregistrat noi recorduri, iTunes-ul fiind unul din cele mai importante magazine ale sale si unul din primele magazine online ale lor. Intregul comunicat de presa transmis de catre Apple este listat mai jos:
iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold
CUPERTINO, California―February 6, 2013―Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store® (www.itunes.com), the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.
“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”
“In a lot of ways, iTunes has leveled the playing field for musicians. Whether you’re unsigned, indie, major, whatever—it’s the place most people go to buy digital music,” said Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers. “iTunes doesn’t exclude any musicians simply because they’re not yet established or popular.”
The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular music store with a catalog of over 26 million songs and over 25 billion songs downloaded, and is available in 119 countries. The iTunes Store is the best way for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®, Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus®, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings. iTunes in the Cloud lets you download your previously purchased iTunes music to your devices at no additional cost, and new music purchases can be downloaded automatically to your iOS devices.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.