App Store Approaches 25 Billion Downloads, Apple Announces Contest

    February 17, 2012
    Shaylin Clark
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Apple’s iOS App Store is approaching its 25 billionth app download, the company announced today. In celebration of the milestone, they’ve announced a contest. The person who downloads the 25 billionth app will win a $10,000 gift card to the App Store (not, unfortunately, to the Apple Store). Of course, the gift card will also work on music purchases and purchases in the iBookstore.

If you don’t feel like downloading an app for your chance to win, never fear. Apple’s contest page includes a link to an official entry form, where you can enter the contest “without purchase or download.” Of course, there is a bit of a catch. You can’t just fill out a form today and maybe win tomorrow (or in a week, or a month, or whenever that big counter finally clicks over to 25 billion). According to the official rules, a winning entry form must be submitted immediately following the download of the 24,999,999,999th app. And, if you don’t want to enter by downloading an app or by submitting an online form, Apple has even set up a toll-free phone number you can call to submit an entry. Yes, really.

You might not want to rush out and start downloading right away, though. If the counter on Apple’s contest page is even close to being accurate, as of right now there are still 700 million downloads to go before somebody wins.

What would you do with $10,000 in App Store credit? Let us know in the comments.



  • lori z

    With a $10,000 App store credit I would buy every game app not just the top free Apps. I would search for all the top games- regardless of price and download them all. I might let my husband and kids do the same thing too! The possibilities are endless, but it’d be awesome to have the opportunity!

  • http://applesite Cheryl Reed

    I would probably buy every game I could and a few Ipads for myself and others in my family so my games would be bigger and easier to see! I love my Iphone! It is the best phone ever.

  • Isabell comp

    I hope i gey it

    • Isabell comp

      Ur stupid isabell comp :p

  • Isabell comp

    Jk buddy see u at 11 :)