App store hits 500 million downloads

Apple's App Store has just hit the magic 500 million download mark, just six months after going live. That's a mighty impressive figure considering it

Apple's App Store has just hit the magic 500 million download mark, just six months after going live. That's a mighty impressive figure considering it took the iTunes store two years to reach that figure.

Apple hasn't said how many of those are freebies, but we're willing to guess it's a hefty chunk. You can be sure of one thing though – Apple has completely changed the game when it comes to mobile apps and downloads. Android Market might be out there, but it's still limited.

All that remains to be seen is whether the App Store really will work on a slimmed down iPhone nano. If it ever hits the shelves that is.