According to the Loop reports, 600 million download has been recorded by iTunes U educational portal, since its official launch four years ago. A significant acceleration in activity is revealed by a milestone, with the work done 300 million downloads just a year ago. As given by Apple:
“ iTunes U has had more than 600 million downloads since it first launched in 2007. What’s even more impressive is that they’ve had more than 300 million in the last year alone — a testament to the growing popularity of the service. Currently, iTunes U boasts more than 1,000 universities with active accounts. Schools contributing to the program range from big to small and include some of the world’s most prestigious institutions like Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of Melbourne and University of Tokyo.”The two universities were at the top of the list of most popular sources for iTunes U users, “Open University” and “Stamford University”, with each registering over 30 million downloads.