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Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 10:12 am PT (01:12 pm ET)

Apple says customers have now downloaded over 35 billion Apps

The popularity of Apple's iOS App Store continues to grow, as the company announced on Tuesday that customers have downloaded more than 35 billion applications to date

275,000 of the applications are built specifically for iPad, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said, noting that they are not stretched out smartphone applications.

He also revealed that the iBookstore has more than 1.5 million books available, and customers have downloaded 400 million books since the store's inception.