The Apple App Store is about to reach an important milestone: the 50 billionth app download. To celebrate the landmark, Apple has announced a $10,000 worth of gift cards to whomever downloads the 50 billionth app. The download figure now stands at 49.2 billion and counting, which means there are about 800 million downloads to go before the benchmark is reached. The last time Apple has doled out such a prize money was when the 25 billion apps download figure was reached. The amount offered then was also $10,000, which went to Chunli Fu from China. Interestingly, that happened in just last March, which means the next 25 billion apps are being downloaded in just over a year’s time. The next 800 million downloads could take place in another 15-20 days. Apple has also stated those who download the next 50 apps will be rewarded with a gift card worth $500.
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