Apple Begins Countdown to 50 Billionth App Download

Apple on Thursday began the countdown to a milestone number of app downloads from the company’s hugely popular App Store.

This time, the big number is 50 billion.

Apple confirmed today that the individual who downloads the 50 billionth app will receive a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

A $500 App Store Gift Card will also be awarded to the next 50 customers after the 50 billionth app download.

“Apps have revolutionized the way we play video games, consume news, do business, education, communicate, create art, and so much more,” Apple says on the countdown page.