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    Post Apple's iTunes Store, App Store now cost roughly $1.3 billion a year to operate
    Apple's iTunes Store, App Store now cost roughly $1.3 billion a year to operate

    The costs associated with maintaining the iTunes Store and App Store have grown to more than $1.3 billion a year, according to one estimate.


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    Apple's iTunes Store, App Store now cost roughly <img .3 billion a year to operate
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    chas_m
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    For a more balanced look at this figure and how it was arrived at:

    Analyst: Apple's iTunes now costs $1.3 billion per year | MacNN

    Bottom line: it's one man's educated guess, but yes -- hosting and serving and processing payment for billions of song downloads is kind of expensive.

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