Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold more than 150 million downloads. Cupertino, California-based Apple had reported its 100 millionth legal download in July. It claims iTunes users are now d

Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store has sold more than 150 million downloads.

The computer giant says the milestone was passed when Beth Santisteven from Ignacio, Colorado bought Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" (Ruffhouse/Columbia).

Cupertino, California-based Apple had reported its 100 millionth legal download in July. It claims iTunes users are now downloading more than 4 million songs per week, a rate exceeding 200 million titles each year.

The company did not break out sales figures by territory.

On June 15, Apple pressed the button on its three European operations -- in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany -- and is poised to launch a pan-European store in the coming weeks. The music download service went live in the United States in April 2003.

Separately, Apple confirmed Best Buy stores have begun selling the iTunes gift cards; Target outlets, Apple retail stores and the iTunes Web site already sell the cards.

Earlier this week, Apple reported its highest fourth-quarter revenue in nearly a decade, boosted by strong demand for the iPod digital music player. Revenue for the quarter was $2.35 billion -- up 37% from a year ago. Profits more than doubled to $106 million.