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    Default Apple App Store Reaches 10 Billion Downloads


    Apple's App Store has reached yet another major milestone. On Saturday morning, Apple announced that the 10 billionth download has happened - an achievement that comes less than three years after the digital download destination first launched. For the past week, Apple has heavily promoted the forthcoming milestone on its website, offering an iTunes gift card worth $10,000 to the lucky person who reaches the magic number first.

    Apple is yet to announce who the winner is. And while one would hope the recipient is an Apple loyalist and deserving die-hard downloader, one MMi poster recently observed in jest that "inevitably the person who downloads the 10 billionth app will not know about the contest and it will be a mother downloading Farmville." Still, one very fortunate individual is likely on the phone with Steve Jobs at this very moment, as the Apple chief has a history of personally calling to thank users who help usher in download milestones.

    Although the App Store launched mid summer of 2008 with only five-hundred applications in its arsenal, today the digital app storefront is booming. At present, there are better than 300,000 free and paid mobile applications available for the iPhone and iPod Touch alone. To illustrate the App Store's compounding growth, it was only six months ago when the App Store reached 5 billion downloads. And as more apps - and App Stores - come online, that growth is bound to accelerate even faster.

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    I downloded a couple feebies today maybe it's me! Haven't got a call from my buddy Steve yet though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slap690 View Post
    I downloded a couple feebies today maybe it's me! Haven't got a call from my buddy Steve yet though...
    I doubt it. The site one guy made that took the data to make a countdown had it around 3:30-4:00 AM EST (2:30-300 Central).

    Lol, I wonder if Steve is making the call from a hospital bed.

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    Hmmm...I downloaded two apps between 3:30-4am EST. Maybe it's me! Ahhh wishful thinking. Lol.

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    I was going to download the 10 billionth app, but my Mac crashed!
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
    I was going to download the 10 billionth app, but my Mac crashed!
    Lol

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    Does the Mac store count for apps downloaded?

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    hmm haven't gotten my call yet...wonder what's taking so long
    Sent From My iPhone

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    I wonder what the person's going to buy with their $10,000? That's a lot of sheckles to spend in the store! Probably going to take awhile.

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    Personally I'd sell it for 5K, buy a decent Mac and do something else I haven't thought of with the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
    I wonder what the person's going to buy with their $10,000? That's a lot of sheckles to spend in the store! Probably going to take awhile.
    It would be nice if it was Apple Store gift card money. I don't even have a Mac but would love one =)
    I like apple stuff.
    If you see the username "McMichael96" anywhere, it's probably me.

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    I wish I won

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    I found the winner in this article.

    Apple?s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeSlayer View Post
    I found the winner in this article.

    Apple?s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion
    I like how the URL begins with apple.com/PR
    Lol

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    They have a bunch of my monies, that's for sure.
    10 Billion, OMG that's a bunch. Big money.

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    I want a 10k voucher too :/ or some cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    They have a bunch of my monies, that's for sure.
    10 Billion, OMG that's a bunch. Big money.
    Yea that's just sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPTICS View Post
    Dude, why didn't you try to win?

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    I hope I get the call soon...

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