At today’s Apple iPhone event, newly appointed CEO Tim Cook revealed some staggering numbers on Apple’s music downloads and songs in iTunes. iTunes now offers 20 million songs, which is up from 200,000 when iTunes was first launched eight years ago.
iTunes is the number one music store in the world with over 16 billion songs downloaded. It looks like Apple has seen about a billion downloads in the past four months, as the company revealed 15 billion song downloads in June. At the time, Apple revealed that it 225 million credit card accounts listed with iTunes.
Interestingly, streaming service Spotify has around 15 million songs available, which isn’t that much less.
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...