1. Michael Essany's Avatar


    Apple's App Store has reached yet another major milestone. On Saturday morning, Apple announced that the 10 billionth download has happened - an achievement that comes less than three years after the digital download destination first launched. For the past week, Apple has heavily promoted the forthcoming milestone on its website, offering an iTunes gift card worth $10,000 to the lucky person who reaches the magic number first.

    Apple is yet to announce who the winner is. And while one would hope the recipient is an Apple loyalist and deserving die-hard downloader, one MMi poster recently observed in jest that "inevitably the person who downloads the 10 billionth app will not know about the contest and it will be a mother downloading Farmville." Still, one very fortunate individual is likely on the phone with Steve Jobs at this very moment, as the Apple chief has a history of personally calling to thank users who help usher in download milestones.

    Although the App Store launched mid summer of 2008 with only five-hundred applications in its arsenal, today the digital app storefront is booming. At present, there are better than 300,000 free and paid mobile applications available for the iPhone and iPod Touch alone. To illustrate the App Store's compounding growth, it was only six months ago when the App Store reached 5 billion downloads. And as more apps - and App Stores - come online, that growth is bound to accelerate even faster.

    Apple
    2011-01-22 08:15 PM
  2. slap690's Avatar
    I downloded a couple feebies today maybe it's me! Haven't got a call from my buddy Steve yet though...
    2011-01-22 08:22 PM
  3. Zokunei's Avatar
    I downloded a couple feebies today maybe it's me! Haven't got a call from my buddy Steve yet though...
    I doubt it. The site one guy made that took the data to make a countdown had it around 3:30-4:00 AM EST (2:30-300 Central).

    Lol, I wonder if Steve is making the call from a hospital bed.
    2011-01-22 08:30 PM
  4. ExoX2010's Avatar
    Hmmm...I downloaded two apps between 3:30-4am EST. Maybe it's me! Ahhh wishful thinking. Lol.
    2011-01-22 08:35 PM
  5. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    I was going to download the 10 billionth app, but my Mac crashed!
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
    2011-01-22 08:44 PM
  6. Tech guy's Avatar
    I was going to download the 10 billionth app, but my Mac crashed!
    Lol
    2011-01-22 09:53 PM
  7. snowdweller's Avatar
    Does the Mac store count for apps downloaded?
    2011-01-22 10:19 PM
  8. Shimizu1006's Avatar
    hmm haven't gotten my call yet...wonder what's taking so long
    Sent From My iPhone
    2011-01-22 10:37 PM
  9. steve-z17's Avatar
    I wonder what the person's going to buy with their $10,000? That's a lot of sheckles to spend in the store! Probably going to take awhile.
    2011-01-22 11:02 PM
  10. Zokunei's Avatar
    Personally I'd sell it for 5K, buy a decent Mac and do something else I haven't thought of with the rest
    2011-01-22 11:21 PM
  11. McMichael96's Avatar
    I wonder what the person's going to buy with their $10,000? That's a lot of sheckles to spend in the store! Probably going to take awhile.
    It would be nice if it was Apple Store gift card money. I don't even have a Mac but would love one =)
    I like apple stuff.
    If you see the username "McMichael96" anywhere, it's probably me.
    2011-01-23 12:46 AM
  12. Tech guy's Avatar
    I wish I won
    2011-01-23 12:46 AM
  13. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    I found the winner in this article.

    Apple?s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
    2011-01-23 01:26 AM
  14. Zokunei's Avatar
    I found the winner in this article.

    Apple?s App Store Downloads Top 10 Billion
    I like how the URL begins with apple.com/PR
    Lol
    2011-01-23 01:34 AM
  15. Bo Troxell's Avatar
    They have a bunch of my monies, that's for sure.
    10 Billion, OMG that's a bunch. Big money.
    2011-01-23 01:36 AM
  16. cleggers's Avatar
    I want a 10k voucher too :/ or some cake.
    2011-01-23 02:05 AM
  17. StealthBravo's Avatar
    They have a bunch of my monies, that's for sure.
    10 Billion, OMG that's a bunch. Big money.
    Yea that's just sick
    2011-01-23 03:41 AM
  18. OPTICS's Avatar
    2011-01-23 03:49 AM
  19. Zokunei's Avatar
    Dude, why didn't you try to win?
    2011-01-23 03:52 AM
  20. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I hope I get the call soon...
    2011-01-23 04:18 AM
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