The App Store officially reaches 50 billion downloads, did you win the $10,000 gift voucher?

In just under two weeks since first announcing they were approaching the milestone, the Apple App Store has officially ticked over its 50 billionth download. Coincidentally the milestone was reached during the first few hours of Google I/O, where Google themselves were shouting about their own download numbers. In reaching 50 billion, that now means one lucky iOS user is set to receive a $10,000 App Store gift card, with 50 billion and one through to 50 each receiving $500 vouchers.

Apple likes to have fun with these milestone celebrations, and it's just over a year since the last one took place for reaching 25 billion. The first 25 billion took nearly 4 years to reach, with the next 25 billion coming in a remarkable 14 months. That shows amazing growth for the App Store and for the platform as a whole, and long may it continue. At this rate of growth, who knows how quickly the next milestone may come around. Will Apple celebrate 75 billion, or hold off until the magic 100 billion?

The grand prize winner will be announced soon, but the biggest question now is, just who is it that won? Was it you? Do you feel confident? If you downloaded an app in the last 3 or 4 hours you could be in with a shout. Let us know if you're feeling lucky!

Source: Apple

Richard Devine

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The App Store officially reaches 50 billion downloads, did you win the $10,000 gift voucher?

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Wanted to try winning, had the page open..... and got distracted! Ah well, see you all at 75 Billion, or 100! :P

I'm not sure that winning the $10,000 prize would've been a good thing at all. You would've been responsible for around $3000 in taxes.

Much better to win the $500 prize my opinion.

Well, I did download the new Disney Memories HD Camera app this afternoon.... Maybe a little Disney Magic will help me get $500?