Apple's App Store breaks the 25 billion downloads mark

Summary:A $10,000 gift card goes to the lucky app downloader!

If you've ever downloaded an app from Apple's App Store, then Apple sends you a big thank you.

At some point during the past few hours the 25 billionth app was downloaded from the Apple App Store. If you were the lucky one that downloaded the 25 billionth app then Apple has a special thank you for you in the form of a $10,000 gift card.

App Store downloads crossed 1 billion back in April of 2009, and then smashed through the 10 billion barrier in January of 2011.

Google's Android Market passed the 10 billion app download mark back in December of 2011.

Topics: Apple


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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