Apple counts down to 50 billion App Store downloads

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



1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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

3. stealthd unregistered

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

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

2. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

4. fur0n

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

how do you spent $10000 on apps?

5. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

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

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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