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Apple launches countdown to 25 billion app downloads

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, February 17, 2012
News Categories: Apple, Apps + Games, iTunes

Apple has posted a new contest celebrating the download of the 25 billionth app. As the company has with past countdown contests, it has posted a counter roughly showing the number of apps downloaded to this point on the contest page; similar graphics have yet to appear on the main iTunes Store or App Store, but will likely appear later today. “As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide”, reads the contest page. “Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.” The contest will end once the 25 billionth app has been downloaded; no purchase or download is necessary to enter.

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$10,000 App Store Card? I guess for most people this is a “free apps for life” card, unless Apple has some onerous rules. while the app store may have hundreds of thousands of apps, we all know damn well that there are probably well under 1000 serious quality apps and probably under 100 making up the lion’s share of downloads. How you get anywhere close to $1000 let alone $10,000 in the app store is beyond me.

Now, $10,000 in the iTunes store? Oh, I’d burn through that lickety split!

Posted by Yoshiyahu on February 20, 2012 at 5:02 PM (PDT)

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@Yoshiyahu— Actually, there is no separation between App Store credit and iTunes store credit (or Mac app store credit, for that matter), so the $10,000 is good for apps, music, video, and books sold in the iTunes store.  So go for it!  smile

Posted by Greg on February 21, 2012 at 6:42 PM (PDT)

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