Apple: iTunes Store verkauft über fünf Milliarden Songs

19. Juni 2008 | by Jochen Siegle

movies_itunesDer kalifornische Computer- und Digital-Media-Riese Apple hat soeben bekannt gegeben, dass das Unternehmen über fünf Milliarden digitale Musikstücke verkauft hat. Damit ist der Apple iTunes Store inzwischen zum größten Musikhändler in den Staaten avanciert.

Apple verfügt in seinem digitalen Musik- und Medienladen mittlerweile über den weltweit umfangreichsten Musikkatalog mit mehr als acht Millionen Musiktiteln. Zudem gab das Unternehmen aus Cupertino bekannt, dass täglich mehr als 50.000 Filme und Videodateien über den iTunes Store heruntergeladen werden. Zum iTunes-Portfolio zählen zudem auch 20.000 Fernsehserien sowie 2.000 Filme.

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CUPERTINO, Calif., June 19 — Apple(R) today
announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over five billion
songs from the iTunes(R) Store (http://www.itunes.com). iTunes is the
number one music retailer in the US* and features the largest music catalog
with over eight million songs. Also, iTunes customers are now renting and
purchasing over 50,000 movies every day, making iTunes the world’s most
popular online movie store.

iTunes features movies from all of the major movie studios including
20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount,
Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment,
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Lionsgate and New Line Cinema. Users can rent
movies and watch them on their Macs or PCs, all current generation iPods**,
iPhone(TM) and on a widescreen TV with Apple TV(R). iTunes Store customers
can also purchase new movie releases from major film studios and premier
independent studios on the same day as their DVD release.

The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie
store with a catalog of over eight million songs, over 20,000 TV episodes
and over 2,000 films including over 350 in stunning high definition video.
With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as iTunes
Movie Rentals, integrated podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, the
ability to turn previously purchased tracks into complete albums at a
reduced price, and seamless integration with iPod(R) and iPhone, the iTunes
Store is the best way for Mac(R) and PC users to legally discover, purchase
and download music and video online.

*Based on data from market research firm the NPD Group’s MusicWatch
survey that captures consumer reported past week unit purchases and counts
one CD representing 12 tracks, excluding wireless transactions. The iTunes
Store became the largest music retailer in the US based on the amount of
music sold during January and February 2008.

**Movie rentals work on iPod classic, iPod nano with video and iPod
touch.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the
Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the
Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with
its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and
professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media
revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online
store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary
iPhone.

(C) 2008 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac,
Mac OS, Macintosh, iTunes, iPhone, Apple TV and iPod are trademarks of
Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

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