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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.

    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. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I just entered a couple times.
    1. steelersfan32's Avatar
      steelersfan32 -
      From how fast it's going, my prediction is they'll hit 9 billion about 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
    1. Fhsjaagshs's Avatar
      Fhsjaagshs -
      Yea that would be awesome
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Not that it is a big deal, but "polite" if someone puts you on a story to at least give a kickback to the tip.

      ten billion is just around the corner!

      Now, let's win 10k!!!!!!!
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      Can we get a Cydia app that puts the countdown on intelliscreen? Haha.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by djdraco View Post
      Can we get a Cydia app that puts the countdown on intelliscreen? Haha.
      If you're smart enough with your HTML, you could put that page as LockBackground.html in /var/stash/Themes.UBAY3p/Countdown.theme/ and activate it with Winterboard lol.
    1. elle49's Avatar
      elle49 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stan3666 View Post
      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 )
      If you read the rest of the fine print....
      "In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries."

      I'm submitting a free entry just in case... You'd never have to pay for anything from itunes ever again, anything you ever wanted to download, you could have. I want that card!