Even in US money, thatâ€™s a lot 06/08/07Apple announced last week that itâ€™s sales via the iTunes online store has topped the three billion mark â€“ even if you count that its only a US billion (1000 x 1 million, the UK billion is a million millions), that's a pretty hefty number.
"We'd like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone" said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of iTunes.
Well Eddy, thatâ€™s one heck of a lot of music distributed at a pretty low-grade (128kbps) MP3 encoding, you must be very proud. Of course, the new iTunes Plus feature goes some way to addressing that - with a whopping 256kbps quality (whoohoo!) and DRM free tunes - naturally, it does cost more.
Boy, I'm a bit grumpy today, but to be fair, iTunes is a great application and makes purchasing online tunes incredibly easy - I'm just narked that itâ€™s quality has been so poor for so long.
So, raise a glass or something and celebrate with Apple - or perhaps try and get hold of some stock....