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Apple counts down to 50 billion App Store downloads

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Apple counts down to 50 billion App Store downloads
Apple has started counting down to the magic number of 50 billion apps downloaded from the Apple App Store. Currently at 49.2 billion, another 800 million apps downloaded until the magic number is reached. The person who downloads the 50 billionth app will receive a $10,000 Apple App Store gift card. And the Cupertino based company will even reward those who come close as those who download the next 50 apps following the big number will receive a $50 App Store gift card.

In March of 2012, Apple rewarded the person who downloaded the 25 billionth app from the App Store, also with a $10,000 gift card. The winner of that countdown contest was Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. Fu, who had proclaimed at the time that she was not a fan of Apple products, had her iPhone for just one month before her fateful download of Disney's Where's My Water? made her the big winner.

source: Apple via TUAW

Apple is counting down toward the 50 billionth downloaded app

Apple is counting down toward the 50 billionth downloaded app


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posted on 02 May 2013, 18:48 5

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It reminds me one of these scam advertisements which says: "Congratulations you win!!! You are 50 000 000 000 visitor, please click here to receive your iPhone." :D

posted on 02 May 2013, 20:31 1

3. stealthd (Posts: 968; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


The big difference here being that it's, you know, not a scam.

posted on 03 May 2013, 05:12

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Apple commercials already is scam, so who knows, maybe it is also just a scam.

posted on 02 May 2013, 19:59 2

2. tbacba (Posts: 62; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


A $10,000 gift card, PLUS a Galaxy S4. Now that would be a contest!

posted on 02 May 2013, 21:49

4. fur0n (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


how do you spent $10000 on apps?

posted on 02 May 2013, 22:44 2

5. illusionmist (Posts: 122; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


There are also music, movies, TV shows, and books. Besides you can keep those credits as long as you want.

posted on 04 May 2013, 01:07

7. Sauce (unregistered)


Look at all you haters. Jealous because Google Play will never have as many apps and as much popularity as the AppStore. On top of the fact that Google Play will never freely give away $10,000 to a random downloader.

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