The clock is ticking on the Apple App Store today as they approach the ridiculously huge milestone of 25 Billion downloads.
25 Billion. Do you realise how many zeros that is? 25 000 000 000. That's roughly 4 apps downloaded per person on earth. Talk about global reach.
The big news is though, that to mark this special occasion Apple are giving away a $10 000 App store gift card. That equals a lifetime of Angry Birds and ad-less games.
The prize will go to the person who downloads the 25 Billionth app from the App store. No easy feat when you see how quickly the ticker is running.
It definitely reassures anyone worried about the fate of a post-Jobs Apple, as the company continues to rack up stats like:
- iPad being the fastest selling computer gadget of all time
- knocking off Exxon Mobil to become the company with the largest market cap in the world, sitting healthily at $500 Billion
- and the fact that iPhone sales for the last quarter alone were 37 Million - up 128% from the same quarter last year.
At our completely unreliable estimate based solely on the fast-moving numbers, the 25 Billion mark will arrive in a few hours. Sometime this afternoon. If you really love your apps, stay tuned.
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