Sold: Apple’s Billionth iTune

You have to give the devil his due. Steve Jobs, or whomsoever amongst his minions runs iTunes marketing at Apple, is a genius.

Today’s news that Apple has sold it’s billionth iTunes download got picked up everywhere, but special kudos should got to Red Herring for putting it all in perspective:

“According to Apple, the service hit 100 million songs in July of 2004, and passed the 200 million mark by the end of the year. iTunes sold its 500 millionth song on July 17, 2005, and now has doubled that in seven months.”


To paraphrase Jack Black in “Shallow Hal”,