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    The App Store is about to reach one billion (1,000,000,000!) app downloads, and Apple is making this sweet, by awarding the billionth app downloader with a 17" MacBook Pro, a 32GB iPod touch, a $10,000 (yes, $10,000!) iTunes gift card, and Time Capsule.
    All these items are worth over $13,000 put together! So your one app download of a few dollars, or even free of cost, can win you Apple products worth over $13,000.

    Check it out here:
    Apple - iTunes - 1 Billion App Countdown
    This article was originally published in forum thread: App Store reaches 1,000,000,000 started by dstn1211 View original post
    Comments 65 Comments
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by huntor View Post
      i think i have better odds spontaneously combusting
      than to be the one to actually win an almost world wide contest.
      Bugger! I just spontaneously combusted....

    1. mad102190's Avatar
      mad102190 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dstn1211 View Post
      They're going to give the prize to the billionth downloader. Very small chance of winning, but it really is worth a try!

      Good luck!
      actually, in the terms and conditions, they say that they will choose a winner randomly, but that the contest is only open until the billionth app is downloaded. the itunes music contest was the billionth download but this is different. also, the countdown is not *actually* counting, only estimating, so don't rely on that. every download is one entry, and you get up to 25 entries a day. you can also enter with a form you fill out on their site.

      Flawed countdown?

      View image here

      EDIT: Never mind, I just re-read the rules. Its 3 am lol, give me a break. Countdown is still incorrect though. I just added a webclip of it and it isnt even in sync with the one in safari... Its hard to win if the counter they base it off isn't even correct lol.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You can enter online - but it errors for me
      Exception Description
      Application: MZFinance
      Error: com.webobjects.eoaccess.EOGeneralAdaptorException: EvaluateExpression failed: (province), 7state), 8:20000000004849(id), 9:"United Kingdom"(country), 10:
    1. Boeing_A380's Avatar
      Boeing_A380 -
      We REALLY need to distinguish what is what here.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Boeing_A380 View Post
      We REALLY need to distinguish what is what here.
      Why? You can enter (if you're lucky) and you won't win - simple
    1. dstn1211's Avatar
      dstn1211 -
      Ok, so wait for a second here. Who will be the winner? I posted this at like 1am last night, so maybe I'm wrong about who's winning.

      Is the billionth downloader the winner? Or are they having a random drawing from the people that have downloaded since yesterday to the billionth download?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Does anyone care?
      The chances of wining will be so slim anything you do will have no effect.
      They will announce a winner who none of us will have heard of and I'll be very happy for them.
      Not worth worrying about.
    1. AppleIT's Avatar
      AppleIT -
      Submitted mine and we'll see how it goes :-) People will be watching that score board like a hawk to make sure they get it.
    1. Nimbulan's Avatar
      Nimbulan -
      About $13000 for a billion downloads?

      Apple really do rape their dedicated fans. AND THEY LOVE IT!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Not going to give it a try here.... not worth my time..... to slim of a chance of winning....

      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      What's a Time Capsule?

      Time Capsule lets you back up a lifetime's worth of memories with the all-new Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. Itís also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with simultaneous dual-band support.1 Choose from 500GB and 1TB models2.

      Time Capsule - 1 TB - Apple Store (U.S.)

      I love mine!
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      ok so it the 1 billion app download the winner or all downloads are put in to a (very very very very) big hat and one winner pulled out?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Meh....not gonna win so..screw the competition.
      Besides there's only a few good apps and how many crappy free apps can you download a day, wasting your time and in the end you don't win.
    1. ima80baby's Avatar
      ima80baby -
      Is that a live counter on Apples website?
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ima80baby View Post
      Is that a live counter on Apples website?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      It is at least a day before it hits it
    1. ima80baby's Avatar
      ima80baby -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      Wow. The way those numbers move look just as ridiculous as Photobuckets.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      And there are probably 100 worth a damn, but nonetheless great going Apple.
    1. crimsondynamo329's Avatar
      crimsondynamo329 -
      Why don't we all read the rules so we can all be clear on how the winner is chosen:
      Apple - iTunes - 1 Billion App Countdown - Rules

      It is a bit confusing, though. It says the winner here:
      The prize will be awarded for the entry (either through an app download or through the non-purchase online entry) sent immediately following the download of the 999,999,999th app. The potential winner will be determined by the order of the entries received.
      But here it says the winners?
      The winners will be listed online at Apple - iTunes - 1 Billion App Countdown within approximately ten (10) days following the End Date.
      I guess they're just keeping their options open
    1. EddieLeonard's Avatar
      EddieLeonard -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      actually its not because i turned off my wifi and the counter still went up

      try it if u dont beleve me
    1. iraethan's Avatar
      iraethan -
      i'll probably win with my unlocked t-mobile!! he he