May 16 2013, 7:49am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
As reported earlier, the Apple Store reached its 50th billion download. Now Apple announced the winner of the $10,000 iTunes Gift card for downloading the 50th billion app. The lucky person is Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio. The 50th billion downloaded app was Say the Same Thing by Space Inch, LLC.
“Apple would like to thank our incredible customers and developers for topping 50 billion apps downloaded,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The App Store completely transformed how people use their mobile devices and created a thriving app ecosystem that has paid out over nine billion dollars to developers. We’re absolutely floored to cross this milestone in less than five years.”
The App Store opened in July 2008 with 500 apps. Since its introduction, Apple’s incredible developer community has created an app for doing almost everything imaginable on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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