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Apple Says App Store Reaches 50 Billion Downloads

CUPERTINO (CBS / AP) — Apple said its customers have downloaded more than 50 billion applications from its App Store since its launch in 2008.

Apple Inc. said Thursday that the 50 billionth download was a game called “Say the Same Thing” by Space Inch.

The App Store had 500 apps when it first opened. It now has more than 850,000 individual apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The store hit the 10 billion downloads mark in early 2011 and 25 billion in March 2012. The 50 billion milestone does not include updates or re-downloads.

Apps range from newspapers and magazines to games, business tools and travel applications.

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