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  • Apple Giving Away 10k iTunes Gift Card for 10 Billionth App Download


    Perhaps rivaled in grandeur only by the ball that drops in Times Square every New Year's Eve, the other famous countdown mechanism we all know and love (or simply tolerate) has returned. And all you have to do is check out the official Apple website to see where the numbers stand at this very moment. You see, on Friday, Apple resurrected its cheesy little app download counter to usher in with excitement the forthcoming 10 billionth app download from the App Store.

    The milestone hyped, however, is, indeed, significant, as it points to the rampant growth of both the Apple App Store and also the digital app world as a whole. As a result of the enormousness of the occasion, Apple is giving away a hefty chunk of change via iTunes gift card (meaning a chunk of the cash comes back to Apple) to the person who downloads the 10 billionth app. According to Apple's advertised promotion, the person who hits the app jackpot will receive the aforementioned gift card loaded with $10,000 - almost enough to buy the full inventory of premium burp/fart apps now available.

    Of course, the obligatory phone call (hopefully to a member of this community) from Steve Jobs will likely follow. Although gimmicks such as these from Apple are often panned in the media, the growth of the App Store is nothing to laugh at. Just one year ago, in fact, Apple was heralding the 3 billionth download from the App Store - a figure that tripled in only twelve months. Even more incredible, the App Store's first year of existence saw only 1.5 billion app downloads in total.

    So the countdown is back on. Good luck to all.

    Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Giving Away 10k iTunes Gift Card for 10 Billionth App Download started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. DapperDon30's Avatar
      DapperDon30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post


      Perhaps rivaled in grandeur only by the ball that drops in Times Square every New Year's Eve, the other famous countdown mechanism we all know and love (or simply tolerate) has returned. And all you have to do is check out the official Apple website to see where the numbers stand at this very moment. You see, on Friday, Apple resurrected its cheesy little app download counter to usher in with excitement the forthcoming 10 billionth app download from the App Store.

      The milestone hyped, however, is, indeed, significant, as it points to the rampant growth of both the Apple App Store and also the digital app world as a whole. As a result of the enormousness of the occasion, Apple is giving away a hefty chunk of change via iTunes gift card (meaning a chunk of the cash comes back to Apple) to the person who downloads the 10 billionth app. According to Apple's advertised promotion, the person who hits the app jackpot will receive the aforementioned gift card loaded with $10,000 - almost enough to buy the full inventory of premium burp/fart apps now available.

      Of course, the obligatory phone call (hopefully to a member of this community) from Steve Jobs will likely follow. Although gimmicks such as these from Apple are often panned in the media, the growth of the App Store is nothing to laugh at. Just one year ago, in fact, Apple was heralding the 3 billionth download from the App Store - a figure that tripled in only twelve months. Even more incredible, the App Store's first year of existence saw only 1.5 billion app downloads in total.

      So the countdown is back on. Good luck to all.

      Apple
      Is this for US residents????
    1. Michael Essany's Avatar
      Michael Essany -
      According to Apple:

      The 10 Billion Apps Countdown Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to entrants who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry, and are legal residents of a participating country. See the iTunes Store front page in your country for details. Limit 25 entries per person per day. No purchase necessary. This contest ends after download of the 10 billionth app. To enter or read official rules, visit Apple - iTunes - 10 Billion App Countdown - Rules.
    1. Snozberries's Avatar
      Snozberries -
      i'd sell it for a Droid X... i'm kidding! Is there a way to hook up your friends with some of the winnings?! That would be mint!
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      10k i dont think i could ever spend all of that in the app store but i would sure try lol
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Download the 10 billionth app and you COULD win a $10,000 gift card. WTF?
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      That would be awesome. I could not possibly fit all that media on my iDevice. lol

      oh and 10 BILLION apps. Wow i guess thats what Apple does is make tons and tons of $$$$ what a great idea. And now there is a Mac App store too. Damn it i wish i could go back in time and invest in Apple Stock.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      $10k for iTunes? I could never spend that much. Now I could do some damage with $10k in the apple store...but iTunes?
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      for some reason I feel like im gonna win! strategy: when it hits 9,999,990,??? im gonna have everyone in my family sitting with their ipad/ipod/iphone in their hands and downloading away, but in reality 1 million people are gonna do the same thing so yah!
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      If I won, why keep it to myself.. I would create my own music sharing website.
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      that wuld be amazing if they gave 10k for the apple store i would probably _____ in my pants haha on a side note you think that counter is ligit? haha that's going tuper fast dang
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      $10k for iTunes? I could never spend that much. Now I could do some damage with $10k in the apple store...but iTunes?
      Same thing.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      I literally couldn't ever spend that much. Ever.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Wow, 10 billion already? I remember when the 1 billionth app was sold
      Quote Originally Posted by DapperDon30 View Post
      Is this for US residents????
      Why would you quote the whole post when you're the first comment?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      They should give us a ten billion dollar card for ten billionth Download

      I won't be able to win because I'm going to be away from the Internet until Sunday lol
    1. calebratm's Avatar
      calebratm -
      So im thinking win this thing then sell it or trade it on here for a mbp or an air(something thats far more useful) then a 10k gift card, hell even a 1,000 dollar app store gift card would be pretty much useless after 300 or so dollars
    1. pfft's Avatar
      pfft -
      does this go for apps that you purchase/download or free apps also?
    1. Kariodude's Avatar
      Kariodude -
      And inevitably the person who downloads the 10 billionth app will not know about the contest and it will be a mother downloading Farmville.
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      I've been using a 15$ giftcard since Xmas and only managed to rack up 1 purchase boy imagine how Long 10000 would take!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Kariodude View Post
      And inevitably the person who downloads the 10 billionth app will not know about the contest and it will be a mother downloading Farmville.
      So true.
    1. Amraam's Avatar
      Amraam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Snozberries View Post
      i'd sell it for a Droid X... i'm kidding! Is there a way to hook up your friends with some of the winnings?! That would be mint!
      You could gift songs etc to them I guess?

      Its a pointless question however, as I'm going to win it!