Apple App Store: Over the years, the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store has done big things. And as you know, this is not going to stop anytime soon. Not only is it the most popular service of its kind, but it is one of the many things that has made the Cupertino based company an industry leader.
Believe it or not, the Apple App Store is closing in on its 50 billionth download. Not million, billion. This alone should show you just how popular the store has become in a relatively short period of time.
At the time of publishing, the ticker on the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) website is showing right around 49.2 billion downloads. With how fast apps are downloaded, you can expect this number to reach 50 billion in no time at all.
So, what is Apple doing to celebrate this occasion? Well, the company has decided to award one lucky winner with a $10,000 App Store gift card. Imagine what you could do with that.
Here is what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) had to say about the contest:
“As of today, nearly 50 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. And we couldn’t have done it without you. So we want to say thanks. Download the 50 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. Or download one of the first 50 apps after that, and you could win a US$500 App Store Gift Card. Browse the App Store and download your next favorite app.”
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As you can see, all you have to do is be lucky enough to download the 50 billionth app and the money is yours. Of course, if you are not that lucky you may still be able to take home a $500 gift card – which is a pretty nice consolation prize.
Want to Enter?
If you are interested in entering the contest, you will become part automatically by simply downloading an app.
You can also enter without purchasing anything. Here is how:
“Go to http://www.apple.com/itunes/50-billion-app-countdown/entry-form/, fully complete an online entry, including your name, complete mailing address (P.O. Boxes not acceptable), telephone number, and birth date. Once your online entry is complete, hit the “Submit” button to submit an entry. In the United States and Canada, you may also call 1-866-296-5926 for alternative method of entry.”
This is a great way for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to celebrate a huge milestone in the company’s history. We will be sure to bring you an update when the 50 billionth app is finally downloaded.
On the next page, you will find an image of the contest page: