Apple Boosts the Promotion for its 50 Billion App Download Contest
Apple previously announced
a new contest leading up to the 50 billionth downloaded app. The lucky person who downloads the 50 billionth app will receive a $10,000 gift card redeemable on the App Store. Going even a step further than that, Apple also announced that it will also be awarding $500 App Store gift cards to the people who download the first 50 apps after the 50 billion threshold has been reached.
The Cupertino California company recently boosted the awareness for their contest by promoting it on their Apple.com homepage. The homepage currently features a revolving series of photos which aim to illustrate just how big the 50 billion mark is. Among the photos is a snapshot of the Earth accompanied with the tagline, “With 50 billion steps, you could walk around the Earth more than 800 times.”
Other photos include one with the Great Wall of China, which is accompanied with the tagline, “With 50 billion bricks, you could build 12 Great Walls of China.” There is also a photo which notes that "counting to 50 billion would take someone 1,600 years.” As of right now, the meter on Apple’s website says we’re about halfway over the 49.6 billion download mark so in a few days, a group of people will be getting quite lucky.