Apple’s App Store Hits 50 Billion App Downloads

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Apple has just hit the 50 billion app downloads milestone.

Apple had launched the 50 Billion App Downloads Countdown promotion to celebrate the milestone couple of weeks back. 

Apple hasn’t announced the grand prize winner of the promotion yet. The user who downloaded the 50 billionth app from the App Store will get a $10,000 App Store gift card. Apple is also giving $500 to each of the next 50 people who downloaded an app.

Apple has acknowledged the milestone on its website with a “Thanks” message written using Paper, the popular iPad app by FiftyThree.

When Apple launched the App Store on July 10th, 2008, even they would not have thought in their wildest imaginations that it would end up becoming such a huge success.

The success of the App Store was clear when one billion apps were downloaded in just 9 months. Fast forward to today and the App Store has hit the magical 50 billion downloads mark.

Apple ran a similar promotion for 10 billion app downloads in 2011 and for 25 billion app downloads in March last year. The App Store crossed the 40 billion app downloads just in January this year.