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App Store hits one billion downloads

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, April 23, 2009
News Categories: Apps + Games

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According to graphics placed on Apple’s home page and Billion App Countdown page, the App Store has officially passed the one billion download mark. The countdown page now reads “Thanks a billion. Over 1 billion downloads in just nine months. Only on the App Store.” In smaller text, the page also advises that the Billion App Countdown promotion has ended, and to please come back to the page “soon” to see who won.

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1

One billion app downloads!

Of which, probably only 250 are actually useful or provide any type of entertainment value.

i’d love to know how many of those were free too.

Posted by ChicagoTech on April 23, 2009 at 2:56 PM (PDT)

2

I just hope I’m the one that won…I was downloading right as it hit a billion!

Posted by SkyGuy79 on April 23, 2009 at 3:29 PM (PDT)

3

Honestly, I don’t really see how “technically” only just ONE person can download the 1 billion app..I think this is rigged like the 1 million song download for itunes was a joke! So they are saying that 22 people could NOT possibly be downloading the billion app at one time?? Am people supposed to believe this BS?

Posted by Cheri on April 23, 2009 at 6:24 PM (PDT)

4

Cheri,

Its possible that one person won. They can track download times down to the billionth of a second if they want.

Posted by Dale on April 23, 2009 at 6:37 PM (PDT)

5

The billionath app doesn’t win it, its a standard competion thats why they let you enter without downloading any apps.

Posted by Johnathan on April 24, 2009 at 2:56 AM (PDT)

6

How ammusing would it be if the billionth persons iphone is actually jailbroken smile

Posted by Dave on April 24, 2009 at 4:03 AM (PDT)

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