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A thirteen year old downloaded the billionth application from the App Store

With an official press release, Apple communicates to the world the name of the user who downloaded the billionth application, thus winning the substantial prize pool. This is Connor Mulcahey 13 years old, from Weston Connecticut: he has downloaded Bump a free program that allows you to easily exchange contacts in the address book between two iPhones. As a winner of the Apple competition prize, Connor will receive a gift card for iTunes of the value $ 10,000, an iPod touch, a Time Capsule and even a MacBook Pro.

In the Apple press release an official statement by Philip Shiller, Apple's senior vice president for Product MarketingWorldwide: β€œThe revolutionary App Store has been a phenomenal success among iPhone and iPod touch users all over the world, we want to thank our customers and the developers who helped us achieve this amazing result of a billion applications downloaded, "says Schiller. "In nine months the App Store has completely revolutionized the mobile sector and this is just the beginning."

The press release continues with a summary of the results achieved so far and the ongoing programs for the iPhone platform, with a summary of the main new functions that will be made available by summer with version 3.0.

Today, the App Store has more than 35,000 applications available to customers in 77 countries, allowing developers to reach tens of millions of iPhone and iPod touch users worldwide. This summer, the iPhone OS 3.0 software update will provide developers with over 1,000 new APIs that will enable purchase directly from the application (In-App Purchase), Peer-to-Peer connection, control of accessories from applications and Push Notification . The iPhone OS 3.0 version will also add over 100 functions including Cut, Copy and Paste, search via Spotlight, the display of the extended keyboard and the key iPhone applications in landscape mode, MMS support and "Parental Control" extended to applications, TV shows and movies from the App Store.