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  • Apple: Person to Download the 25 Billionth App Gets A $10k Gift Card


    With the App Store being a hefty part of Apple’s revenue, they do everything that they possibly can to drive purchases, even if it means giving away a $10,000 App Store gift card. As Apple has done in the past with reaching a download milestone in the App Store, they are equipped to award the 25,000,000,000th application downloader with the major accolade.

    Originally Posted by Apple:
    As of today, nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded worldwide. Which is almost as amazing as the apps themselves. So we want to say thanks. Download the 25 billionth app, and you could win a US$10,000 App Store Gift Card. Just visit the App Store and download your best app yet.
    To be the winner of the contest for the $10,000 App Store gift card, you need to either download the 25 billionth application or you can opt to fill out the alternative entry form. Whichever comes first; the 25 billionth download, or the entry form being filled out immediately after the counter reaches 24,999,999,999 downloads will decide who gets the App Store gift card. The entry form is intended for people without an Apple ID that want to participate, but technically speaking, you can use the alternate form even if you have an Apple ID. You are limited to filling out the entry form to just twenty-five times per day and you must be thirteen years of age or older to enter.

    The event mirrors the giveaway that Apple hosted when they were stimulating us to download the 10 billionth App Store application a little over a year ago. To think that Apple has grown from just 10 billion downloads to 25 billion downloads in that amount of time is a very large step forward.

    Join the race and good luck to all of you!

    Sources: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple: First to Download the 25 Billionth App Gets $10k started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. Dometic's Avatar
      Dometic -
      From the timing of the counter they have it should be around this time 8 days from today.
    1. ggab's Avatar
      ggab -
      The first to download the 25 billionth app? Could there be a second person to download the 25 billionth app?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by ggab View Post
      The first to download the 25 billionth app? Could there be a second person to download the 25 billionth app?
      Sure there could. While highly unlikely, it's always possible for two people to download at exactly the same instance in time.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Sure there could. While highly unlikely, it's always possible for two people to download at exactly the same instance in time.
      Well then they'd both be first.
    1. bigliquid530's Avatar
      bigliquid530 -
      Guess its time to start downloading some useless apps lol
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      $10,000 in apps?

      That's a ridiculously stupid prize. It'd be like getting a $10,000 gift certificate to the dollar store. You'd just have a fart load of useless crap.

      If it can be used in the Apple Store then it'd be worth something.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      A $10,000 gift card for just the AppStore? Does that include iTunes purchases too? What about other Apple products?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      A $10,000 gift card for just the AppStore? Does that include iTunes purchases too? What about other Apple products?
      It will be useable in all of the iTunes-based stores.

      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      Well then they'd both be first.
      Yep.
    1. leopodie's Avatar
      leopodie -
      Well i liekd the idea of android more where htey jsut had 10 days 10 apps a day for 10 cent each for EVRYONE, and those were some of the highest quality apps on the platform so you were just buying quality. now you're just reading an appstore add
    1. Own3d's Avatar
      Own3d -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      Well then they'd both be first.
      +1
    1. duckfan312's Avatar
      duckfan312 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I think it is only for the App Store - both Mac and iOS included in that. It would be pretty cool if it was for everything iTunes-Store related, but I can't be sure. I've seen iBooks-only gift cards at Walmart before so I presume that there is a way to limit your purchases only to the App Store - good question.
      Prizes. One (1) winner will receive one (1) App Store Gift Card for credit in an amount equal to USD $10,000, redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store, as available in the country in which the winner is located. Total US Retail Value of all prizes is $10,000.00.

      This is from the official rules.
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Seriously, what would I do with $10,000 app store credit? Does that also apply to iTunes and iBooks?
    1. duckfan312's Avatar
      duckfan312 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PoEtikly View Post
      Seriously, what would I do with $10,000 app store credit? Does that also apply to iTunes and iBooks?
      Seriously one post above you this is answered
    1. Greatbiguns's Avatar
      Greatbiguns -
      Yes Please, I will take it
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by duckfan312 View Post
      Prizes. One (1) winner will receive one (1) App Store Gift Card for credit in an amount equal to USD $10,000, redeemable in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBook Store, as available in the country in which the winner is located. Total US Retail Value of all prizes is $10,000.00.

      This is from the official rules.
      Thanks.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      0.00000000000000000001% chance I will win
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Some of the responses here are pathetic. "What would I do with $10K in app store credit?"

      It's credit for the APP STORE - use it on ANYTHING you want; books, movies, songs, etc...
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      It's credit for the APP STORE - use it on ANYTHING you want; books, movies, songs, etc...
      The question though is, are books and movies under the same category as Apps?
    1. StayyyFlyyy's Avatar
      StayyyFlyyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by duckfan312 View Post
      Seriously one post above you this is answered
      So winning
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolution83 View Post
      Some of the responses here are pathetic. "What would I do with $10K in app store credit?"

      It's credit for the APP STORE - use it on ANYTHING you want; books, movies, songs, etc...
      Exactly. AFAIK the credit doesn't go away (in some states it's actually illegal for it to). This would likely tide me over for a decade or more, assuming they haven't moved on to something bigger and better in terms of media consumption.

      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      The question though is, are books and movies under the same category as Apps?
      There is no question, actually, as someone has posted right here on this very thread, that the answer to your question is "yes".