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  • App Store reaches 1,000,000,000


    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. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Ha, I just bought 2 apps because they were on sale.
    1. deruk's Avatar
      deruk -
      hell yeah!!!
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      Quote Originally Posted by iraethan View Post
      i'll probably win with my unlocked t-mobile!! he he
      Would be embarrasing for Apple if one of us won with a jailbrocken phone and put a plug in for modmyi.com
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I've won!!!
      I used the backintime app that I bought with my winnings to post this
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      I've won!!!
      I used the backintime app that I bought with my winnings to post this
      Thats funny man! Going to give you a thanks for making me laugh
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I try and help, if I can't help I try and learn, if I can't do either I hope I can make people laugh and not offend anyone

      Thanks for the thanks.
    1. Boeing_A380's Avatar
      Boeing_A380 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Why? You can enter (if you're lucky) and you won't win - simple


      But I mean, no-one here knows whether it is the billionth download that gets the prize.

      Just to clarify.

      The competition ends when the billionth app is downloaded.

      You enter by filling out the form, or by downloading an application, which can be paid OR free.

      You get up to 25 entries a day.


      Everyone get it now?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Either way, none of us are going to win!
    1. wannagotopopeyes's Avatar
      wannagotopopeyes -
      Yea, the odds are incredibly slim...

      By my calculations (who knows if that counter on the link to Apple's site is actually accurate or not) if it continues at the speed its at now, the billionth app download should happen somewhere between monnday night and tuesday morning (20th-21st) late at night.

      Keep in mind that is in whatever time zone I'm in here in ATL, GA (I am drawing a blank at the moment )

      But who knows? maybe one of us will win!

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Either way, none of us are going to win!
      Not with that attitude!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by wannagotopopeyes View Post
      Not with that attitude!
      I'd love it if one of you did.
      But I won't - whatever attitude I have
    1. Hackin' Fool's Avatar
      Hackin' Fool -
      Let me try to clear this up a little... "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." This means the one billionth app downloader will be the one to win. It doesn't say, "...for the entry randomly picked after the download of the 999,999,999th app."
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I disagree.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      I disagree.
      I agree with that ^^^
    1. HKiller9123's Avatar
      HKiller9123 -
      the clock is not a live download clock. i set my bios time to april 29th at 3 am and it hit a billion, if you dont believe me then try it yourself. so we will not know for sure when the billionth app is downloaded since the clock is not live, but my bets are on the 29th since thats when apple "predicts" the billionth app is downloaded.
    1. headlesslizard's Avatar
      headlesslizard -
      It's not live, set your clock. Put mine to the 29th and it was past a billion.
    1. Boeing_A380's Avatar
      Boeing_A380 -
      Apple would not let the person who got the billionth app to win - think about it. It's not fair - time zones, AND it would likely screw their servers like on the iPhone 3G release.
    1. crimsondynamo329's Avatar
      crimsondynamo329 -
      Or, everyone could just read the rules, where it clearly says that the billionth download (or form entry) wins the prize. Read the "Sweepstakes" section: Rules
      It's exactly what they did when iTunes hit a billion, so they can do it again
    1. mwr_allen's Avatar
      mwr_allen -
      Wno't there be a server issue with so many people downloading apps at the same time? (at the point of 999,999,999)
    1. zatpgw's Avatar
      zatpgw -
      I want to win so I can spend the $10k card on my band's album so that we'll have $7k cash to pay off some debts.
    1. Musad's Avatar
      Musad -
      I sure wish I purchased my apps.. lol