The App Store Just Hit 50 Billion Downloads

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Apple just announced that the App Store just hit its 50 billionth app download ever. To celebrate the event, Apple said it would give a $10,000 App Store Gift Card to the person who downloads the 50 billionth app. Apple’s also giving $500 App Store Gift Cards to the next 50 people to download an app after the 50 billion mark.

Download contests have been held by Apple in the past the celebrate the App Store’s popularity. In 2011, Gail Davis downloaded the 10 billionth app on the App Store and received a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Last year’s winner was Fu Chunli from Qindao, China. She also received a $10,000 iTunes gift card, but was flown to Apple’s Chinese HQ in Beijing to accept the award.

Apple hasn’t announced the winners of the App Store contest yet, but we expect Apple will make an official announcement within the next few days.No word yet from Apple on who the winner is, but we’re sure to hear about it soon.

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