Apple's App Store breaks the 25 billion downloads mark

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.

Topic: Apple

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  • Cool for the person who gets the gift card....

    But the real celebration has to be for the developers. 25 billion and growing represents huge potential for anyone with an App in iTunes:)

    Pagan jim
    James Quinn

    I think the winners gonna need a lot of iPods, iPads and iPhones to ever redeem 10,000 dollars worth of iApps. Good for the winner and winner's family. Have fun.
  • I never win...

    It figures, Adrian. Doc was probably number 24 billion, nine hundred ninety nine million, nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred and ninety nine. I never win anything!
    DocuMentor (Doc)