Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billion App Store Downloads

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 2, 2013.

  1. MacRumors
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]
    The download count currently stands at just over 49.2 billion.

    Article Link: Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billion App Store Downloads
     
  2. scott911
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    #2
    need to win -
    or I have to check my wife into Candy Crush rehab.
     
  3. scbn
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502

    scbn

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
  4. iapplelove
    Expand Collapse
    Contributor

    iapplelove

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2011
    Location:
    East Coast USA
  5. rgarjr
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 603

    rgarjr

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Location:
    Southern Cal
  6. bushido
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 604

    bushido

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Location:
    Germany
    #6
    now if only i was good at math i could probably calculate at what rate its gonna reach it
     
  7. Amazing Iceman
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Location:
    Florida, U.S.A.
    #7
    Darn! that's about 7 app downloads per human being living in the planet. :eek:
     
  8. Joe Walker
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
    #8
    If only they could match their iOS enthusiasm with their pro product line. One can dream.
     
  9. Four oF NINE
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68000

    Four oF NINE

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Location:
    Hell's Kitchen
    #9
    What's the best way to time the app purchase to win?
     
  10. olowott
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    olowott

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Location:
    Dundee, UK
    #10
    didnt make the last one :(

    so gonna try and get it this time :D
     
  11. Patriot24
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68030

    Patriot24

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Location:
    California
  12. SJism23
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    Canada
    #12
    Finally! Awards for more than just one person! I wouldn't mind being one of those 50 $500 winners.
     
  13. seble
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    #13
    What happened to the free Macbook Pro & iPod bonanza of the good old Apple giveaway days!!
     
  14. Shrink
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #14
    So if I buy 0.8 billion apps...I win??!!
     
  15. Doctor Q
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #15
  16. Fralle
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502

    Fralle

    Joined:
    May 18, 2012
    Location:
    South part of North
    #16
    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
     
  17. iDemiurge
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    London, England
    #17
    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...
     
  18. ihuman:D
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Location:
    Ireland
    #18
    Don't think it's valid in Ireland, or at least it's not showing in the Windows iTunes app on my mac.
     
  19. jrswizzle
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 603

    jrswizzle

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    #19
    Seems like at the current rate, it'll hit 50,000,000,000 in about 12 days

    ----------

    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.
     
  20. briansolomon
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502

    briansolomon

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    #20
    How in the world am I supposed to find enough apps to spend $10,000 on if i I win that?
     
  21. Compile 'em all
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
  22. mrtravel123
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    #22
    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.
     
  23. needfx
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68030

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #23
    isn't that like 800.000.000 apps? how may iOS devices do you have?
     
  24. Shrink
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Location:
    New England, USA
    #24
    Just one...but I've REALLY juiced up the memory!:p
     
  25. needfx, May 2, 2013
    Last edited: May 3, 2013

    needfx
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68030

    needfx

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Location:
    macrumors apparently
    #25
    see attached
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page