/// Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway

May 3, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Apple said on Thursday that it is approaching 50 billion downloads from its App Store. As has become customary for such events, Apple is prepping a giveaway for whoever downloads the milestone app — in this case, a $10,000 gift card to the App Store. The next 50 customers will get a $500 App Store gift card. Cheapskates (and Android users) can even enter without downloading an app by going here . Apps, meanwhile, have become big business for Apple and Google , generating billions in revenue. Software sales, meanwhile, have helped transform iTunes from a near-break-even business to a significant profit generator . Apple has also paid out more than $7 billion to app developers

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Apple Nears 50 Billion App Store Downloads, Plans Giveaway



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