Apple prepares to give away $10,000 gift card for the 25 billionth App Store download

Apple prepares to give away $10,000 gift card for the 25 billionth App Store download
To commemorate the upcoming 25 billionth download from the App Store, Apple is offering to give a $10,000 App Store gift card to either the person who is responsible for the 25 billionth app download or the person who manages to send in the official entry form after the 24,999,999,999 app has been downloaded, but before the magic 25th billion has been selected. That seems like a tall order, but you can send in up to 25 entries a day. To send in the entry form, visit the sourcelink. Don't go by the counter on Apple's web site as that is for "illustrative purposes only".

The winner of the contest will receive a $10,000 App Store gift card which can be spent only in the App Store, at iTunes or the iBook store in the country where the winner is located. So if you were dreaming of winning and using the prize to buy a variety of Apple iPhones and Apple iPads, forget it. What the winner will have is an incredible selection of apps, books, music and video on his or her Apple mobile device.

To show you how fast the App Store has been growing, during December Apple said that the store had reached 18 billion downloads. In the begining of last year, the App Store celebrated its 10 billionth download while in September 2008, just two months after the store had launched, Apple counted 100 million downloads. It certainly has been quite a ride.

source: Apple via Engadget



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18 Comments

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Great idea, i would say!

7. SleepingOz unregistered

yeah, for apple's business only! and may be the 25 billionth...

2. dreammixer

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just signed up

3. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Smart business strategy, will probably get several extra downloads cause of this.

4. SleepingOz unregistered

Another commercial trick to increase the amount of download, thus making even more money!

17. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Most wil jst download free games..

5. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

goes to apple.com(not an apple user) sees the paste of the downloads: 1000 for 1 second

6. SleepingOz unregistered

Sheeps fall for it..

8. dreammixer

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Aww look it's two pathetic trolls with nothing better to do

9. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

bitch please im not trolling im just suprised of the rate of the downloads

11. dreammixer

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Haha that's not tracking real downloads it's a graphic and why did you feel the need to add that you're not an Apple user?

12. SleepingOz unregistered

So what? UMADBRO? Obviously! But you sure know we're right! Deal with it! =]

10. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

wtf that cant be right as the world froze over apple dont give stuff away

13. JasonLegend00

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

Wow, out of the billions they have they can only afford $10,000?

14. ENIGMA

Posts: 81; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

We beleive apple is losing market to android we think that is the reason for price cut we asked apple about it they told us that they need to make more money we beleive apple is in panic and scared ov android we are not happy we like that

15. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Apple... with a giveway... who is holding a gun to Tim Cook's head!?!? I guess this is what happens when big brother leaves

16. jim3000gt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

10,000 buck gift card for Apps, music and books only. That will take a long time to spend. I bet the card has an expiration date.

18. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

all talk i bet the guy that hits 25b mark gets nothing marketing at its best

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