Apple nears 50 billion App Store downloads, $35,000 up for grabs

Apple nears 50 billion App Store downloads, ,000 up for grabsYou can always count on Apple to blow its own trumpet when it comes to landmarks, and this latest one – to be fair – is pretty impressive.

The App Store is on the verge of celebrating its 50 billionth download, a number so ridiculously large it means pretty much nothing to my human brain. To give it some context, that’s like seven apps per person globally.

A dedicated page on iTunes reveals that the customer making the 50 billionth download will win $10,000. Can’t argue with that. The subsequent 50 downloads will also grab a $500 App Store gift card.

There are a few terms and conditions, notably that you must be over 12 years old (that rules out Jan), while there’s a maximum of 25 entries per person per day.

Apple has also revealed the top all-time App Store apps. For iPhone, the top paid apps are WhatsApp, Angry Birds and Doodle Jump, while the top free iPhone apps are Facebook, Skype and eBay.

On the iPad, they’re buying Pages, Angry Birds HD and Scrabble for iPad (really?), while the top free iPad apps are BBC iPlayer, Skype and ITV Player. Er, clearly that’s been localised then. ITV FTW.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 3, 2013 at 14:08

I'll win this time!

matt101101 / MOD  May. 3, 2013 at 14:17

I'll win this time!
Not unless you've had a birthday ;)!

JanSt / MOD  May. 3, 2013 at 14:37

I use my Hello Kitty Passport

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