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Apple logs 50 billionth App Store download

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Less than two weeks after Apple started counting down to 50 billion app downloads, the App Store on Wednesday reached the landmark number.

50 Billion


Apple gave word of the 50 billion downloads through its webpage, which displayed the above graphic in honor of the momentous event. The image shows an iPad mini with the word "Thanks" written in FiftyThree's popular Paper drawing app.

No details as to who downloaded the 50 billionth app, but that person will receive a $10,000 gift card to the App Store. In addition, Apple will award a $500 App Store gift card to the next 50 customers following the 50 billionth download.

The countdown to 50 billion ticker first launched on May 2, and was followed by a featured promotion on the company's homepage.

Since launching in 2008, the App Store has seen significant growth. Apple in April 2009 launched a countdown to 1 billion app downloads, which was followed by the 10 billionth download less than two years later 35 billion apps, meaning 15 billion apps have been downloaded in the past seven months alone.
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I entered via my iPad seconds before the "Thanks."

We'll see!

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I had 22 tabs lined up with all my info inputted, but as I predicted they timed out, sort of. Those moving letters stop moving and when I clicked submit it behaved oddly and I didn't get the "Thank You" message. I got one form filled out before the thing fully timed out. Hopefully I get lucky.

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Time to play Guess That App and Country.

I'm going to go with India and Paper.

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Time to play Guess That App and Country.

I'm going to go with India and Paper.
Or if it was a app?
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It would have been more amusing if it occurred doing Google's keynote.
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Time to play Guess That App and Country.

I'm going to go with India and Paper.

England and Apple Insider. Ha.
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Time to play Guess That App and Country.

I'm going to go with India and Paper.

I'm going to go with Syria.

And some kind of pornography app.
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North Korea and Angry Birds.

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Time to play Guess That App and Country.

I'm going to go with India and Paper.

Would that be toilet Paper? lol.gif
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Do they count downloading updates and downloading an app again to reinstall?
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Don't forget, boys and girls, you have to pay the INCOME TAX on that $10,000 gift card just like do if you win the lottery or Wheel of Fortune. Remember the cars Oprah gave away on her show? The recipients had to pay taxes on them. Oh, I guess you forgot about that one, eh. 

 

If the state you live in has an income tax you have to pay that too. So I'm guessing you could be on the hook for about $3000 in taxes for that iTunes card.

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Here i uploaded the 50-billion-app-countdown video 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V68teVXEQ_Q

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Do they count downloading updates and downloading an app again to reinstall?

Nope. First sale only.

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Originally Posted by DanielSW View Post
I entered via my iPad seconds before the "Thanks."

We'll see!

 

You realize the countdown is way behind the actual number, right?

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Don't forget, boys and girls, you have to pay the INCOME TAX on that $10,000 gift card just like do if you win the lottery or Wheel of Fortune. Remember the cars Oprah gave away on her show? The recipients had to pay taxes on them. Oh, I guess you forgot about that one, eh. 

 

If the state you live in has an income tax you have to pay that too. So I'm guessing you could be on the hook for about $3000 in taxes for that iTunes card.

Buzzkill.

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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

Don't forget, boys and girls, you have to pay the INCOME TAX on that $10,000 gift card just like do if you win the lottery or Wheel of Fortune. Remember the cars Oprah gave away on her show? The recipients had to pay taxes on them. Oh, I guess you forgot about that one, eh. 

 

If the state you live in has an income tax you have to pay that too. So I'm guessing you could be on the hook for about $3000 in taxes for that iTunes card.

 

What if the country you live in isn't the USA?

 

There is no such tax on winnings in Australia.

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There is no such tax on winnings in Australia.

 

Or Canada

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Is there an outage with iCloud email?

 

I haven't received a winner email, maybe the email isn't working properly.

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North Korea and Angry Birds.

I can't explain why, but this makes me laugh.

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

Don't forget, boys and girls, you have to pay the INCOME TAX on that $10,000 gift card just like do if you win the lottery or Wheel of Fortune. Remember the cars Oprah gave away on her show? The recipients had to pay taxes on them. Oh, I guess you forgot about that one, eh. 

 

If the state you live in has an income tax you have to pay that too. So I'm guessing you could be on the hook for about $3000 in taxes for that iTunes card.

 

Yeah, I be totally bummed if someone handed me a $7,000 gift card.

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We are happy that our Mobincube users helped Apple to reach that number!
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