App Store Tops One Billion Downloads in Just Nine Months

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one-billion-thanks-apple-download-iphoneThe App Store hits a milestone and a lucky kid is the grand prize winner of Apple’s one billion app countdown contest. Connor Mulcahey, age 13, of, Weston, Conn. will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule storage unit and a MacBook Pro.

Apple today announced that App Store shoppers have downloaded 1 billion applications from its revolutionary App Store. Connor downloaded Bump, created by Bump Technologies, to take Apple's giveaway.

Bump, is free, and enables users to "bump" their devices to swap contact info.

Today, the App Store has more than 35,000 applications available to consumers in 77 countries, allowing developers to reach tens of millions of iPhone and iPod touch users around the world.

This summer, the iPhone OS 3.0 software update will provide developers with more than 1,000 new developer APIs enabling In-app purchases, peer-to-peer connections, app control of accessories, and push notifications.

The iPhone OS 3.0 release will also add more than 100 customer features including cut, copy and paste; Spotlight search; landscape keyboard and view for all key iPhone apps; MMS support for the iPhone 3G and expanded parental controls for apps, TV shows, and movies from the App Store.

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