Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billion App Store Downloads

Apple has posted a new contest on the App Store [Direct Link], offering a $10,000 gift card to whomever downloads the fifty billionth app from the App Store, similar to previous promotions. Apple said during its most recent earnings call that the company has surpassed 45 billion app downloads.

Apple's most recent contest was for 25 billion downloads back in February 2012. This time around, Apple is also giving $500 gift cards to the next fifty people to download apps after the fifty billionth.

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Apps have revolutionized the way we play video games, consume news, do business, educate, communicate, create art, and so much more. As we approach 50 billion app downloads, we'll be awarding a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to the lucky customer who downloads the 50 billionth app, and a $500 App Store Gift Card to each of the next 50 people to download an app.

The download count currently stands at just over 49.2 billion.

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Top Rated Comments

Shrink Avatar
145 months ago
The download count currently stands at just over 49.2 billion.
So if I buy 0.8 billion apps...I win??!!
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrtravel123 Avatar
145 months ago
How about a $10,000 Apple Store Gift Card vs. a $10,000 App Store Credit?

With $10,000 I could buy a couple of very nice MacBook Pro laptops and have money left over for other pieces of great hardware.

$10,000 at the App Store?

I've never understood the PR rationale for that.

It might be "cheaper" for Apple from a business sense. But, come on. There is zero need to nickel and dime profits or what is given out via a (rare) promotion when billions of dollars are sitting in the bank.

Give away $10,000 for ANYTHING Apple, not just apps.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scott911 Avatar
145 months ago
need to win -
or I have to check my wife into Candy Crush rehab.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scbn Avatar
145 months ago
OK. Wake me up when it's 49.9 billion...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDemiurge Avatar
145 months ago
Can you buy hardware with that gift card? Or is it really just apps?

Can't think of anyone spending 10K in app store apps...
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Walker Avatar
145 months ago
If only they could match their iOS enthusiasm with their pro product line. One can dream.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)