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iTunes passes three billion downloads milestone

Its catalogue now has more than five million songs


Apple says it has sold more than three billion downloaded songs from its iTunes online music store.

The California-based technology giant described the figure as an ‘incredible milestone’.

It comes less than 18 months after Apple sold its one billionth song on iTunes.

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The iTunes website now includes a catalogue of more than five million songs.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes, said: ‘We’d like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone.’

Apple publicised its one billionth iTunes download – Coldplay’s Speed of Sound – in February last year.

The iTunes online music store was launched in the US on 28 April 2003 and in the UK on 15 June 2004.

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