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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.

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    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. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I want. That's enough money to spend for a while if you downloaded A little of everything from the store
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      Last time Apple did this some old guy won.

      Quote Originally Posted by ecd5000 View Post
      I've been using a 15$ giftcard since Xmas and only managed to rack up 1 purchase boy imagine how Long 10000 would take!
      Movies r like $15 a pop
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      iTunes gift card is a joke. Now an Apple gift card (to use in the Apple Retail Store) would really be worth something.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Anyone else notice that the counter shown in the Image has to downloads at a number higher than it's currently at?
    1. Carlos's Avatar
      Carlos -
      I swear i got about 10K in apps already...lol no seriously...haha
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I must win that gift card!
    1. ripped53's Avatar
      ripped53 -
      There is no way that counter is real time. No way apps get purchased that frikin quick...ha
    1. Lord's Thug's Avatar
      Lord's Thug -
      Who ever wins that's great, who wouldn't want to win.
    1. 7evendeuce's Avatar
      7evendeuce -
      I put together a quick site converting the Apple count-up into a relevant count-down to when the 10 billionth app will be downloaded: Apple - iTunes - 10 Billion App Countdown

      I added a screenshot below just in case
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ripped53 View Post
      There is no way that counter is real time. No way apps get purchased that frikin quick...ha
      I believe at one of the recent Apple special events they announced the number of apps that are downloaded every second. It was a bit over 100 if i remember correctly which seems to be about the same speed that this counter is going at.
    1. 7evendeuce's Avatar
      7evendeuce -
      Quote Originally Posted by blueblaze4444 View Post
      I believe at one of the recent Apple special events they announced the number of apps that are downloaded every second. It was a bit over 100 if i remember correctly which seems to be about the same speed that this counter is going at.
      The counter isn't truly real-time. What happens is that there's a data file that gets updated hourly or so, and it contains the app-purchase-rate at the moment, and the current time. A script then puts two and two together to show you a counter. The download rate seems to be increasing; just watch the timer I put up a couple posts back, it jumps a few hours every time the data file gets updated
    1. skb875's Avatar
      skb875 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 7evendeuce View Post
      I put together a quick site converting the Apple count-up into a relevant count-down to when the 10 billionth app will be downloaded: Apple - iTunes - 10 Billion App Countdown

      I added a screenshot below just in case
      Haha That's awesome! Thanks. Now I will definitely win.
    1. andy33711's Avatar
      andy33711 -
      Apple - iTunes celebrates 10 billion songs downloaded.
      Is the picture caption on the author's post real?
      Less than a day and yet the magical 10 bill number was reached.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Wow they did already hit the mark.
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      damn already, i remember the 1 millionth donwloa, now we're talking billions
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by andy33711 View Post
      Apple - iTunes celebrates 10 billion songs downloaded.
      Is the picture caption on the author's post real?
      Less than a day and yet the magical 10 bill number was reached.
      Just looked and that is wrong. You are posting the song one this is for apps.

      Apple - iTunes - 10 Billion App Countdown
    1. Stan3666's Avatar
      Stan3666 -
      ive read every post on here and i cant believe that the wording on the page hasnt erked anyone else, "Download the 10 billionth app, and you could win a US $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.". if you actually go in and read the fine print it goes on to say that there is a 9.999.999.999 time period in which apps can be downloaded.
      there even a way to enter the contest b4 then just click enter without perchuse or download, those of you actually doing this are wasteing ur time....(better chance 4 me )
    1. DapperDon30's Avatar
      DapperDon30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
      Wow, 10 billion already? I remember when the 1 billionth app was sold

      Why would you quote the whole post when you're the first comment?
      Because I'm new to this and was reply on my iPhone. Get over it!!!!!
    1. alyshehata's Avatar
      alyshehata -
      is the counter on that page live ?? WOW...
    1. The Amazing Atheist's Avatar
      The Amazing Atheist -
      Hell you can buy the AppStore with that money lol