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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Apple Announces Countdown to 25 Billion App Store Downloads with $10,000 Gift Card Prize




Apple has posted a new feature on its site promoting a countdown to 25 billion downloads for the App Store.
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As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.
Users can enter the promotion either by purchasing/downloading an app from the App Store or by filling out an entry form. The contest winner will be the individual who either downloads the 25 billionth app as determined by Apple or who submits the alternate entry form immediately after the 24,999,999,999th app download, whichever comes first.




Apple has run similar promotions in the past, with a nearly identical one for ten billion App Store downloads taking place just over a year ago and another one for ten billion iTunes Music Store downloads coming in February 2010. Earlier promotions occurred at the one billion song and app marks and at the 100 million song milestone.

Article Link: Apple Announces Countdown to 25 Billion App Store Downloads with $10,000 Gift Card Prize
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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I hope I win that gift card!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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If I win it can I sell it????
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Wow

I would definitely use this money to somehow by a bunch of Apple products if I could.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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25 BILLION? Wow... That's spectacular!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:11 AM   #6
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App download farm anyone? Lol
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:13 AM   #7
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Why are the last two digits blacked out? (in the pic)
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:13 AM   #8
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US$10,000 App Store Gift Card? Pffft... How about a US$10,000 Apple Store Gift Card!!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:14 AM   #9
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Imagine if the person who won the $10,000 gift card donated it to a school district? That would allow the schools to get over 666 iPad textbooks (at $15 per textbook).
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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If I win it can I sell it????
Yes.

After you pay the approximate $2000 taxes due to Federal and State.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:16 AM   #11
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Why are the last two digits blacked out? (in the pic)
To signify the speed at which the counter is increasing.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:17 AM   #12
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Imagine if the person who won the $10,000 gift card donated it to a school district? That would allow the schools to get over 666 iPad textbooks (at $15 per textbook).
Yeah, but then you'd be supporting the devil buying six hundred and sixty six...
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:17 AM   #13
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The chintzes left off the -LE before the STORE part.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:18 AM   #14
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You COULD win? That sounds quite strange. Shouldn't the winner win, and not only get the chance to win?

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Why are the last two digits blacked out? (in the pic)
They're not blacked out, they're changing.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:21 AM   #15
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I'm gonna be that greedy guy that asks for more...

BUT if 10 Billion apps were $10,000, shouldn't 25 Billion apps be $25,000. Just sayin'. :P
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:22 AM   #16
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Why not also give the developer of whatever app was downloaded a $10,000 Apple STORE gift card.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:23 AM   #17
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it would take me years to spend a $10,000 app store gift card.

it would take me seconds to spend a $10,000 apple gift card.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:23 AM   #18
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I couldn't find a number for how many iOS users there are, but the latest numbers show 316 million iOS devices have been sold, so that means per each iOS device, about 77 applications have been downloaded. That's much higher than I would have expected.

I know people like big numbers, but I'm not sure how significant the number of apps is given that many of them are less app and more replication of a Web page, or serve to make a Web page's content more usable on a handheld device.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:25 AM   #19
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it would take me years to spend a $10,000 app store gift card.

it would take me seconds to spend a $10,000 apple gift card.
so true.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:26 AM   #20
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Yes.

After you pay the approximate $2000 taxes due to Federal and State.
You're going to pay that anyway... whether you sell it or not.

The other bummer... you can't gift people things off of your store balance.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:26 AM   #21
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I was offered 25 Billion monies in an email yesterday. Only have to transfer 2000 dollars via Western Union to get it too.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:30 AM   #22
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25 billion apps in less than 4 years that just seems ridiculous.

Since the pace is increasing we will probably see 100 billion in less than 2 years.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:31 AM   #23
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Exactly how do you have to time a download to win this?
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:32 AM   #24
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Why are the last two digits blacked out? (in the pic)
To impress that the counter is moving whilst we watch.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 11:34 AM   #25
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Also.. How can anyone possibly spend $10,000.00 USD on apps? Couldn't it be used at an Apple store instead?
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