Apple counts down to 50 billion App Store downloads

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Apple has started counting down to the magic number of 50 billion apps downloaded from the Apple App Store. Currently at 49.2 billion, another 800 million apps downloaded until the magic number is reached. The person who downloads the 50 billionth app will receive a $10,000 Apple App Store gift card. And the Cupertino based company will even reward those who come close as those who download the next 50 apps following the big number will receive a $50 App Store gift card.

In March of 2012, Apple rewarded the person who downloaded the 25 billionth app from the App Store, also with a $10,000 gift card. The winner of that countdown contest was Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. Fu, who had proclaimed at the time that she was not a fan of Apple products, had her iPhone for just one month before her fateful download of Disney's Where's My Water? made her the big winner.