Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billion App Store Downloads

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    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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    The download count currently stands at just over 49.2 billion.

    Article Link: Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billion App Store Downloads
     
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    need to win -
    or I have to check my wife into Candy Crush rehab.
     
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    now if only i was good at math i could probably calculate at what rate its gonna reach it
     
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    Darn! that's about 7 app downloads per human being living in the planet. :eek:
     
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    If only they could match their iOS enthusiasm with their pro product line. One can dream.
     
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    What's the best way to time the app purchase to win?
     
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    didnt make the last one :(

    so gonna try and get it this time :D
     
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    Finally! Awards for more than just one person! I wouldn't mind being one of those 50 $500 winners.
     
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    What happened to the free Macbook Pro & iPod bonanza of the good old Apple giveaway days!!
     
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    So if I buy 0.8 billion apps...I win??!!
     
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    Hahaha...Apple can choose whoever they like to "win"! They don't have to prove anything. I'll guess it will be someone politically correct :rolleyes:

    I'll bet you guys and gals it will be someone from the US :D
     
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    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...
     
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    Don't think it's valid in Ireland, or at least it's not showing in the Windows iTunes app on my mac.
     
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    Seems like at the current rate, it'll hit 50,000,000,000 in about 12 days

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    Works on music, movies and tv shows too I imagine, like all iTunes gift cards. Not to mention comic books, magazines, books and in-app purchases. Basically anything you buy through your Apple ID.
     
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    How in the world am I supposed to find enough apps to spend $10,000 on if i I win that?
     
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    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.
     
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    isn't that like 800.000.000 apps? how may iOS devices do you have?
     
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    Just one...but I've REALLY juiced up the memory!:p
     
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